November box inspiration

Holidays are comin' holidays are comin'!!! Well, I am so excited for Christmas, now that the adverts are on tv and decorations are available to buy in the shops, I declare it is officially ok to wear your best festive socks that you've been keeping safe since January!

Has your box arrived yet? I'm so grateful for the lovely feedback I've already had from some of you. You lot are the sweetest!

Now comes the time to start thinking about what you might like to make with your box of goodies. The theme for this month is Festive Fun so I've put together a little list of ideas for turning your fabric into stunning party wear. Of course, if you're like me and your idea of a party is more likely to be staying at home with some friends and a pizza then the absolute perfect garment would be a pair of festive pyjamas to match those reindeer socks! Oh yes, party season is what ever you want it to be in my book!

These two stunners are both from By Hand London, the Georgia dress has three different options including a couple of different straps, all of which use 2meters of fabric or less. How stunning is the Kim Dress with petal style wrap skirt, I love the shape of that neckline, this dress is great for showing off your curves. The fabric included in the Mini and Classic Boxes is 45inches wide so bare that in mind when choosing your pattern.

Of course there's nothing to say you can't use your fabric to make the men in your life a fancy Christmas Tie to match your skirt. These PDF patterns from Sew Over It are perfectly matched, without being too much. No one wants to look like Britney and Justin circa 2011!

The Fran├žoise dress by Tilly and the Buttons has a lovely 60s vibe to it with optional sleeves, collar and waist tab. Whilst the new pattern from Tribe Patterns by the Fold Line is perfect for strutting your stuff on the dance floor. The skirt or top versions with contrasting garments will look totally gorgeous!

With that gorgeous Frou Frou lawn that arrived in Luxury Boxes this month you can start getting a bit more twirly... yep, twirly! Colette has some great patterns for creating a party dress, the strapless Eclair dress has some really lovely detail, and even comes with pockets! It's no secret that sewists love a pocket! The Catarina dress is really flattering for so many different body types and will make the most of the slight silky feel the fabric has.

We're getting a lot out of By Hand London this month. Of course the box came with the Holly jumpsuit pattern from these lovely ladies but if you don't fancy matching that pattern with the fabric then this company has some fantastic PDF alternatives. The Flora is really flattering and has two bodice options and two skirt options making it totally versatile (I think this one is going to have to go in my shopping basket). The newest of their patterns is the Alix Dress and gives a real nod to the 70s and includes a top option as well as the dresses.

The gorgeous Date Night Dress from April Rhodes really does what it says on the box, perfect for wearing to a restaurant the pattern also includes a sexy little slip. And finally The Emery Dress by Christine Haynes is a real favourite if my Instagram feed is anything to go by! I love the little bow at the waist. Beautiful.

Talking of Instagram, don't forget to tag me in pictures of your makes, I'd love to start doing a round-up post of what you lovely lot have been making soon. You can also use #sewhayleyjanemakes to make sure I see them.

Have you had any other thoughts on what to make with your fabric? Comment below and let me know.

Happy Sewing Xx

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