by 2 Nerd Girls
It’s that time of year again and usually that means a crazy amount of sewing for us since we love to make things for our loved ones. This year we decided to treat ourselves to a couple of nerdy Christmas dresses. When we saw New Look Pattern 6723 we knew we had found a winner.
Since Becca already made her Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer dress BEFORE this video *ahem-impatient-girl* we decided to film a tutorial for F.M.’s dress.
BUT… Becca did record her journey of making a dress with Santa’s favorite reindeer plastered all over it! Here’s a quick time-lapse!
We stuck to the pattern’s directions with only a few deviations of our own. F.M. decided to use biased tape as a nice accent to the dress, bringing out the bright greens from the Star Wars fabric. She also made a sash and framed it with the same biased tape making the whole look come together beautifully.
This pattern isn’t particularly hard if you’re an intermediate or advanced seamstress. Beginners could definitely tackle this pattern, but some basic knowledge in basting, gathering and zippers is needed. It’s amazing at how intimidating a zipper can be, but they’re really quite easy once you get the hang of them.
Our video tutorial takes you through the process of using this pattern, which basically boils down to three steps:
Step One: Sewing the bodice together.
Step Two: Sewing the skirt together.
Step Three: Sewing the two together for the finished product!
Watch and enjoy! May the sewing gods be ever in your favor and may you end up with adorable nerdy Christmas dresses like ours!