As I can't physically fit all my holiday fabric in to my fabric cupboard, I decided I'd better start sewing with it straight away. Avoid the cupboard all together! In my cutting out binge last weekend, I cut out this and the animal print vogue 1250 as well as my calico for my Little Black Jacket plus a few other items. I am all set for a few weeks of projects. This fabric was pain to cut out as the chevron would not line up and lay flat at the same time. It took two episodes of Breaking Bad to get it to sit flat and enable me to pin the pattern to the fabric. Once cut out though it was a dream to sew. Very easy and quick.
I followed the instructions to a tee. I did cut out bands to bind the neck and armholes but decided to just turn over and top stitch as per the directions. This fabric was quite pliable so that option was quite easy but anything more substantial and I would use bands.
These are not my usual go to colours but I'm happy with the final product and will certainly wear it a lot. I'm pushing my comfort barriers!
Pattern: Vogue 8871, size 16-18
Fabric: Jersey from Mood Fabrics LA
Alterations: 2cm sway back adjustment, graded from a size 16 in bust and waist to a size 18 hips.
Next time, I will raise the arm hole a bit as you can see my slip. I want to make it again in a plain black. I think it will look great with some colourful beads.
Although I won't normally wear this dress to work, I did this week for a bit of a change. It worked really well with a black cardi and black patent wedges. I really like the uneven swishy hem and side panels of this dress. They make for a fun and flattering dress.