Draped Aubergine Dress!
For Fall 2012, all shades of purple, plum, eggplant and aubergine are so hot for Fall that I had to embrace that color trend.
This dress is New Look 6123. It’s a juxtaposition of views C & D.
I used a Ralph Lauren silk crepe de chine from Mood Fabrics. It’s listed as “purple.” I like to refer to it as “aubergine”. It’s a pretty deep purple that looks almost navy or eggplant… depending on the lighting. This fabric is gorgeous and it was a dream to work with. And the drape is incredible.
The alterations I made were to do a one inch FBA on the the bodice and I added two inches to the skirt portion.
The pattern didn’t suggest a lining. But there was no way I was going to use this beautiful silk crepe de chine without lining it. I can’t imagine how it would’ve hung without one.
I love how the silk fabric behaved when cut for the ruffles. The ruffles just hung and fell into place by the next day.
Overall, this is a great pattern that went together really easily. And since there are so many other variations, I may or may not sew this one again. But I wouldn’t completely rule it out.
Here are my accessories and my new nail color: OPI “Suzi and the 7 Düsseldorfs”.
Since Fall has finally fallen, I added a black jacket.