Greetings from Talbots 😉
Contrary to most of the clothes I’ve sewn during the last year, my life is not an endless parade of beach vacations and parties. Such a pity!
I am now trying to remedy my lack of everyday clothes with a few practical choices, and is there anything more useful and practical than gray ponte knit?
I could not pass up the interesting lines found in the sketch of Vogue 9017. The pattern is designed for wovens and stable knits.
I particularly like the raised and curved waistline,
and slim silhouette!
Since all knits behave differently, I rarely make a muslin for knit clothing and did not make one for this dress. I adjusted the bodice length on all of the pattern pieces and fit myself as I went along. Rarely do I experience an issue free sewing project, but the pattern is well-drafted, and the ponte sewed like a dream.
To give the dress a sportier appearance I shortened the sleeves and used a contemporary zipper.
Once again I turned to the free Craftsy Mastering Zipper Techniques Class for zipper guidance, and am thrilled with the fantastic result!
So here’s to wardrobe staples – May they always be there for us when we need them !