7 Days of Holiday Party Dresses: Kelly's rich purple wrap dress
This dress was inspired by glamorous Christmas parties. I have always wanted to go to a holiday party where everyone is dressed to the nines, a band is playing and glasses are clinking. Oddly, with four cuties in tow, I have never been to such a party. But with this dress hanging in my closet, I am ready to go should the occasion ever arise! Luck favors the prepared, right? Maybe this year will be the year.
It is not a particularly difficult dress to sew, just a simple wrap dress, but it does take a good three yards of fabric. I love that there are no zippers or buttons to mess with and absolutely adore a dress with pockets.
I have only ever made this dress out of cotton and cotton blends. It needs a nice crisp fabric to keep the structure. I have toyed with the idea of making a floor-length one, and may do so if we get invited to a New Year's Eve party here in Paris (fingers crossed and tossing hints!)!
This dress is the perfect canvas for a statement necklace, which is really fun during the holidays! The pattern is called "The Merry And Bright Dress" and is available on Craftsy here.