It’s the wardrobe staples for the season of decorating, celebrating, eating and just being. All made by you in a day or two (or three). So put on the Christmas playlist and enjoy some pre-holiday sewing!
1. The Apron Dress – waiting for Santa
“Who doesn’t love a pinafore dress? But I’ve never been confident enough to try making one before. The simple instructions and technique guide are easy to follow and ensure that you get a great finish on your dress. It even gave me confidence to tackle button holes,“
What’s better than a holiday dress that can hold both your stash of gingerbread cookies AND supplies needed to wrap your me-made gifts? This grown-up apron dress is one of our most popular patterns, and we can understand why – it’s a workwear inspired gem with unlimited layering possibilities. Wear it with a striped breton t-shirt for Parisian flair, a turtleneck for that minimalistic Scandi look or throw over a cosy knitted sweater and you are ready for a winter walk.
2. The Box Pleat Dress – a perfect dinner dress
“The Box Pleat Dress is a really beautiful dress. Typical The Assembly Line – simple and yet special.“
This is one of our first patterns, yet we never get tired of the delight when making and wearing it.
Elegant AND comfortable, it will take you from cosy nights in front of the fire to glittering cocktail parties, all depending on the fabric and accessories. It also looks great layered over a long sleeved t-shirt.
Best of all – it is easy and fun to make.
3. The Tulip Dress – ready for Christmas cocktails
“I love the way that the darts on the bodice accentuate the shaping, and I love the full skirt. I’m working on my second Tulip Dress right now …”
A classic dress with a twist – or maybe a twirl? The full skirt has a tulip shape giving it a more contemporary look and will make you want to do a quick pirouette under the mistletoe, after all the kisses that is. Make it in poplin for a Scandi feel or opulent dupoin silk for full on glamour. Cin-cin!