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Message Board > Plus Size Sewing > Have you decided what you will be wearing christmas day? ( Moderated by JEF)

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Date: 11/11/11 5:49 AM

Hello,
I was wondering what everyone planning on wearing for Christmas day?
I from Australia and the Northern Territory - Crocodile Dundee country so my christmas will be hot and humid. We might be lucky to get some rain to cool the place down but you never know.Christmas lunch will be at home with family and friends calling around during the day, so I am looking for something cool, casual but christmasy also..

My body shape is what I would call "chunky", if there are big winds around, I am handy to have around I am around 20/22 bust and 22/24 stomach/bum. Yesterday, I picked up some capric cherry pants which has some end of laced up treatment on the outer side of each leg.. Nothing too flashy but something of interest.. I need to find a pattern for a suitable blouse to go with the pants. I was thinking something with a linen blend for coolness..

White would be ideal but as a big girl, I tend to steer away from white as I feel it makes me look bigger.. Anyone got any favourite blouse/tops patterns they would like to recommend?

thanks
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Date: 11/11/11 7:27 AM

An apron! lol.

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Date: 11/11/11 1:04 PM

Your measurements/size sound a bit like me. One thing that I have a hard time picturing is how to wear something "holiday", and be dressed for the tropics! Usually holiday means wool sweaters and velvet! We will be skiing on the 24th, and it hopefully will be cold with a lot of snow, so maybe jeans and a fleece pullover?

I have to just rant that we will have my SIL/BIL and family for a week, and I am already dreading the holiday!

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Date: 11/11/11 1:30 PM

..............An apron!

That's a good one.

I live in the old flannel nightgown on Christmas Eve morning until the last of the kringles are out of the oven and off for delivery by my husband. Some choice friends are allowed to pick theirs up as they know the pastry is delicious enough to make allowances for my crazed and floured covered state.
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Seabreeze, I'd like to recommend that you wear a shell or modest camisole in a color close to your pants. Then go for your dreamy white top in something very light that will catch the breeze. I'm thinking of a meshy cotton gauze or hemp blend that has an open weave that minimizes the body of the fabric so it doesn't stand away from your body.

Your silhouette will be all one color under the sheer white top so you won't have your body line cut in an unfortunate place. You'll have your holiday color and you'll have the white that you would like. I'll try to look at patterns later but it is important that even if the white top is flowy that it fit and that it not be worn so long that it looks like a disguise.

You can wear white. I just did a quick check of the Resort Trends on the Neiman Marcus website. Elegant simplicity seems to be the trend.
Best wishes.

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Date: 11/11/11 7:01 PM

My Christmas standby is a pair of coulottes that give the look of a A-line skirt, with a sleeveless red/gold top.

I find that with all the cooking and a house full of guests the house gets really warm. The sleeveless top is festive, but not too hot.

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Date: 11/11/11 10:23 PM

Christmas Day here tends to be sunny or slightly overcast and not very hot. I haven't decided exactly what to wear yet, but it will probably be a dress that I can wear with a cardigan if required, and that has enough weight in the skirt that it won't be up around my waist if we get some gusts of wind

We don't do a traditional Christmas meal so I won't need to spend much time in the kitchen. It'll be a casual BBQ, and a stroll along the beach if it's not raining.

Thanks for prompting me to start thinking about this while I still have time to sew something suitable!

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Date: 11/11/11 11:18 PM

Probably a red turtleneck and my black sweat pants and my soft orange suede house slippers. With an apron. ;)

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Date: 11/11/11 11:33 PM

Lareine,

You have the same sort of christmas as mine as being hot day.. We normally have a combination meal (Territorians love their food!) roast meats done on the bbq with veggies then we have different salads, seafood, finishing with the traditional plum pudding and triffle.. Whatever is left over is either split up amongst folks to take home or come out again for dinner and then you find yourself eating left over for the next few days.. no-one cares.. thats christmas :)

Being from a tropical town, my best part of christmas are all the christmas fruits.. cherries, plums etc. and off course plum pudding and custard..

Did you read where someone makes cullottes for christmas?? Not a bad idea really, no flashing and still cool and comfy..

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Date: 11/12/11 8:50 AM


Joe Boxers pj's .. New ones I buy myself for Christmas every year when they go on sale.

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Date: 11/12/11 9:43 AM

I'll be wearing the same old thing.





I made this several years ago. Luckily I bought extra fabric, because all those kids on my knee wore out my lap and last year I had to make a new pair of pants.

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