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Festive Sewing With BHL

The festive season is truly upon us and I don't know about you, but I love coming up with ideas to sew the perfect Christmas outfit; even if I don't get round to actually sewing it! I spend hours scrolling through Pinterest looking at all the Ready To Wear outfits and trying to work out if I could sew them myself and what pattern I could use. 

I decided to pick some fabulous and festive outfits garments from Pinterest and pair them up with one of our patterns so that you could recreate them if you wanted! 

First up, I saw this gorgeous off-white satin jumpsuit that is so glam and perfect for the evening and is the absolutely spit of our Holly Jumpsuit pattern. It features a cowl neckline with thin straps and wide legs, perfect to make using a satin, viscose or rayon. 

The next garment I found was a cute tartan skirt that would be great for Christmas day or to be made smaller for a little one in your life. It is a simple design with a great big bow at the front and you could definitely use our Draft It Yourself Gathered Tuck Skirt pattern for this one. You could make it with or without the tucks and pop the bow at the front or the back. 

Now for something a little more weather appropriate, I spied this winter coat and thought it was so Christmassy and cosy in the pillar box red. It reminded me of a Rumana Coat  which Elisalex made and wore in our Rumana photo shoot! 

Time for another garment that is both comfy and yet totally chic, the ruffle wrap skirt. I made this skirt pattern to take on holiday with me to Seville, and I just love that you can make it as tight or loose as you want; in my case, depending on how many tapas I ate...! This skirt would be that perfect garment for having Christmas lunch at home or for drinks with your pals on Christmas Eve. Use one of our latest Draft It Yourself patterns, the DIY Ruffle Wrap Skirt to help you achieve this look. 

I am totally in love with this next outfit, the trousers have so much drama and the top is effortlessly cool. I never knew I needed a white satin 2 piece until now. The trousers could be made using our Jackie Trousers pattern, you would just need to hack them to make them wide leg. Now I need to head down to my local haberdashery to find myself some white feathers... 

Before I go, I have one last sparkly number to tempt you into some Christmas sewing. This dress could be made using the bodice of our Hannah dress which is a wrap over front with 3 sleeve options to choose from. You could then pop on the skirt from the Kim pattern and voilá... you could be dancing like Myleene Klass! 

Merry Christmas and Happy Festive Sewing!



  • Post author
    Elle Banstead-Salim

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  • Dec 14, 2022

    This blog post is amazing I love it. Feeling very inspired 🎄🧑‍🎄

    — Norma

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