Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope you had a fantastic Christmas celebration with those near and dear to you. Our first Christmas as a married couple was busy, as expected, but we were able to spend a good amount of time with both my family and my husband's family, so I can't complain at all! (Even if I did stress myself out a *bit* in the week leading up to Christmas, thinking I could do more than I actually had time for.)
Back in mid-November an invitation arrived in the mail in a big fancy envelope. It was for my husband's work Christmas party in early December. Ohhhh fun!
Now, I have worked my entire adult life as a nanny, so my experience with company Christmas parties is zero. I've babysat kids while their parents have gone to Christmas parties, but that's as close as I've gotten to these things. Add to that, my father is self-employed, so I didn't even grow up seeing my parents go to work parties. What should I expect? What should I wear?
I asked my friend, whose husband works for the same company as my husband, for wardrobe advice pertaining to this event. She said to wear something a bit fancier than my standard church dresses. Ok! Can do!
I headed to my fabric stash and started brainstorming design ideas.
I quickly uncovered two wonderful options in my fabric stash - a dark green polyester taffeta I've been hoarding for years and a bright red polyester faille I picked up at an estate sale last year. Either one would make a fantastic party dress! How would I pick?
As I contemplated the two options, I happened across an announcement for the Little Red Dress Project 2021, hosted by The Twilight Stitcher and The Island Sewist. That looked fun! My decision was made!
I would use the red faille for my Christmas party dress, and then I'd have my #littlereddressproject2021 entry too! Perfect!
(The reveal date for the challenge was actually last week, and, even though I've had my dress done, and the pictures taken, since the beginning of December, in the craziness of finishing up Christmas preparations, I forgot to share last week. Oh well, better late than never!)
Thank you Twilight Stitcher and Island Sewist for hosting the Little Red Dress Challenge and helping me narrow down what to actually make for this Christmas party!