Who Sewed It Better? Holiday Stepford Edition

It’s time for another edition of Who Sewed It Better, a friendly competition in which Jess of The Sewing Rabbit and I duke it out to see, well, who sewed it better. We usually sew up the exact same pattern, but this time we decided to sew up a pattern from The Stepford Seven.

Who Sewed It Better? Holiday Stepford EditionFor my look, I decided to choose the most challenging one I could think of: The Pencil. This one challenged me not because it’s hard to sew, but because I’m a curvy girl and let’s face it, it’s hard to make a flattering fitted pencil dress.

Who Sewed It Better? Holiday Stepford Editition

 Paired with my Julia Cardigan, more on that HERE.

I made some adjustments to the pattern to flatter my body. I added 3 inches to the length so it would hit right below the knee. I also took a few inches off the pleated part, because well pleats and my hips don’t get along very well.

Who Sewed It Better? Holiday Stepford Editition

The fabric is a vintage wool that I received from my mother-in-law. That was a great fabric choice, as long as I’m standing completely still and don’t ever want to sit down. While I was driving to this lovely Christmas tree stand I could feel the wool wrinkling.

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Then, even though I was wearing tights and spanx AND a slip, I had to adjust the skirt every time I moved to smooth it out.

Who Sewed It Better? Holiday Stepford Editition

My original idea was to make this dress out of silver brocade, but silver brocade is expensive whereas this wool was already in my stash. I think the silver brocade would have worked a lot better and I plan to make myself one if I ever have time. Which will be never.

Who Sewed It Better? Holiday Stepford EdititionDespite the fabric issues I really like this dress. I can see myself wearing it to church for one of our holiday choir concerts.

But I’ll definitely bring it to the church and change there! 😉

Ok Jess, let’s see what you got!Who Sewed It Better? Holiday Stepford Editition

Click HERE to see Jess’s holiday creation! You may also see some goofy pictures of me, looking like a giant next to Jess. We’re totally like Beyonce and Solange, we’ll let you decide which is which 😉

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