With Christmas approaching I changed my mind and decided to sew a Christmas dress for our eldest. I had my eye on the Make it pop dress from Made by Runi for some time already and thought it would be a great Christmas dress. So just before Christmas I finished a Christmas Make it pop dress.
Last summer I bought this silver glitter jersey in the store in Italy. The photos don’t do the fabric justice, it is silver and has a nice sparkle to it. I added 1,5 cm seam allowance to the bottom of the skirt, but in the end decided to finish the skirts with a rolled hem.
The high low top skirt is the eye catcher of the make it pop dress. You can even add a third tule layer to the dress. The pattern also includes puffy sleeves and you can add a heart or star cutout at the back of the bodice.
When our middle one saw the silver fabric she of course also wanted a dress with that fabric. I just had a small piece left (only 40 cm wide and 1 meter high). The fabric has only stretch one way (horizontally). The second skirt, in between the top and bottom skirts that I sewed, is made for tule fabric, which also doesn’t have any stretch. So I decided to sew a skirt for our middle one with the use of the top and second skirt pattern pieces. I used one time the width of the second skirt, but you can use twice or three times the amount of fabric and add pin tucks to really make the skirt stand out. Our girl loves her skirt the way it is. The silver fabric does the trick.
Fabric: silver glitter fabric from my Italian fabric store, stripe fabric comes from Evim Textiel, the rainbow fabric comes from de Stoffenstraat and was a leftover from this skirt.
Pattern: Make it pop by Made by Runi
Sizing: 80 – 164
Options: short, 3/4 or long sleeves, 2 or 3 skirts (tulle added), star, heart cutout or plain bodice.
Difficulty: 3 out of 7 stars
# Fabric this week: 0 in – 3 out (Total fabric in 2020: bought 113 new fabric – used 169 fabric – 48 scrap pieces – 13 gifted fabric) – in total 113 in 169 out
# Patterns in 2020: 15 in – 19 out