Monday, December 8, 2014

December MAGAM Festive Chain Mail Dress Done!! Butterick 5247

This Festive Chain Mail dress came together really quickly! It was so much fun to make and I`m sure will be really fun to wear.

I made a few design changes:

1. I omitted the cowl neck;
2. I added a centre back seam to add more shaping to the dress;
3. I added slit to the front neckline;
4. I shorted the sleeves by about 3cm;
5. I shortened the hem by 3cm;
6. I decorated the front neckline with a buckle (making it even more like Chain Mail!)

I used size 12 and I still had to take in the centre back seam a bit. I have loads of buckles in my stash (I got them for a deep discount in the summer) so I decided to continue with the chain mail theme and added the buckle to the neckline. I have used buckles before in dresses (see here).

I think I`ll have lots of fun wearing this Festive Chain Mail dress not just for x`mas and New Year, but also for many other occasions (especially ones where a meal is involved). I can`t wait!

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  1. Love your Christmas dress pretty. Happy sewing and Merry Christmas

    1. Thanks Judy! Merry x'mas and Happy new year to you too!

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    1. Thanks Anne! I'm hoping I'll get lots of opportunities to wear this chainmail dress.

  3. The buckle is gorgeous - it really gives an edge to this dress. It's going to be very easy to wear and layer, so I think you will get lots of wear - and when you want a different look one day, you could change the fastener to something else:)

    1. Thanks Sarah Liz! The buckle is one of those cheapy bin finds that I thought I would be able to use some day. I think this dress will serve well for parties, holidays and of course Halloween! ;-)