Well, I went about as casual as I go, and I was still majorly overdressed. Mostly because all of the other party-goers were wearing TRACKSUIT PANTS!!!!
So, my outfit was way over-the-top in comparison:
I wore my Lady Grey Coat as well.
I made up this little grey ponte jersey dress as my attempt at casual:
It is BurdaStyle's Melissa Dress with a dryndl skirt instead of a straight skirt:
I have made this dress in a size 36 before, and it fit me like a glove. Not so this time. It was huuuugggge. I took it in by approximately 4cm on each side seam. Massive.
I also finished the neck and armhole edges in self-fabric bias binding. I do like this little dress. I like the 'V' neckline on the back:
And the cute little cap sleeves:
It is also very easy to make, and does not use much fabric at all.
So - a casual outfit for what was really a pyjama party! At least I was comfortable and felt nice in what I was wearing.
I still intend to make Simplicity 2443 for my birthday weekend. My parents arrive on the friday, and I'll be taking them out for lunch and hanging about. I think 2443 would be perfect for such an outing - what do you think?
Then on the Saturday, the day of my birthday, Michael, my sister, her boyfriend and I are taking my parents for a picnic at Hanging Rock! (for all you non-Aussies, there is an iconic mystery novel and film about some missing school girls after they go for a picnic at Hanging Rock, a landmark in Victoria). I am in the middle of sewing some slouchy linen pants for that. Busy times of sewing ahead!