This dress from my last post (Vogue 1329) worked out even better than I thought it would!
I took some cues from what I like in RTW, I made it more fitted than the previous post pic and I made it shorter.
I think the look is much more slimming. Instead of just color blocking the front, I also color blocked the side back on the matching side. If you will look at the picture in my previous post, you can see the black side front and the print showing through right behind it. I've seen this in other reviews of this dress and in RTW and I personally think it looks a little awkward.
They made this pattern with a center and side back which I think is a bit much for a pattern that calls for stretch fabric.
I think having the same color in the back side is more slimming and looks more uniform.
I wasn't sure if the leopard print would be over the top so I chickened out and wore it with a black jacket to work. This kicks it up professionally and subdues the print. I swear, in office light the jacket looks ore black than navy. There is an upside to never being let out in direct sunlight, the blacks always match in fluorescent lights.
The other pattern that I have started and finished since we last spoke is a Marfy (couldn't stay away too long). 2415 is one of those unobtrusive tops that they slipped in with a jacket so great that I barely noticed the top. That is until my fellow Fashionista Rita ordered it.
Did I mention that I finished it already? In deep blue silk jersey from Universal Fabric Center In Rice Village.
I should be able to post pics when I wear it tomorrow.
All in all, I had a great 2 day sew cation. I really need to do that more often.
Just in case you were wondering...
|The key to uninterrupted sewing power|
Yeah, its the white box in the middle of the picture. It doesn't look like much, but its the magical thing that supposedly keeps the house running (Air Conditioning included) during any power failure. It runs on natural gas and is hard wired to automatically transfer for continuous power whenever the electricity is cut off.