OMG! It’s been such a long time since I last blogged. I’ve been struggling with projects and time to write it all down to share it with you. Finally, today I was able to get a few pictures, some not the best quality, but good enough to show you my latest dress.
Months ago, I came up with the notion of making some solid color dresses. As I look through my wardrobe, I decided that I didn’t have any “new” solid black dresses. So I search the Mood online fabric store and found this beautiful Rag and Bone black polyester blended crepe. The crepey texture has a dry hand, but not overly crepe like some you found in local stores. This one is smoother, drapes beautifully, and sews like a dream. It’s a perfect fabrication for flounces, full skirts and floaty palazzo pants.
The contrasting fabric came from a local store. I didn’t have enough to make the flounce. So I thought it would be great to use a contrasting fabric and add a few accent about the neckline and waistline. I think it worked out just fine.
I paired it with Vogue 9239, View F. This is the second time I’ve used this pattern. My first review is here. For this dress, I made a few more tweaks to make the neckline smaller (I could have bought it in a little more, though. I lengthen the sleeve by 1 inch and the skirt by 2 inches. The pattern only suggests that the bodice is to be lined. I lined the entire dress.
I like the fullness of the skirt and the way it moves as I walk. The fabric feels great against my body. There are a few areas that I noticed were as “close” to perfect as I would like. But overall, it turned out pretty good.
If you planning to wear something black and floaty during the holiday season, this is a great fabric to make it with. I thinking of getting another yardage to make a nice pair of palazzo pants.
Stay tune, more projects to come! (I have some catching up to do. 😉 )
Parting Shot: I always take one or two silly pictures just for fun. Here I pretending to push the tanker. 😉