Sunday, October 25, 2009

The next dress ...

With little sewing time this week I have only managed only meagre item. This dress is Vogue 1100, a wardrobe pattern I am not sure why I bought. I rather like the dress, though, and I may try the jacket come autumn.

This is another quilting cotton. The print looks a little Japanese to me. Like the last dress I made, I've lined this in cotton poplin, an olive green this time. On a recent episode of Project Runway, one of the judges asked a contestant what point there was in lining a dress in a bright colour because 'no one sees it'. Well, I disagree. I see the inside of my dress and I like seeing the lovely green inside. Of course, I did not think to photograph it. I altered the construction method so that the lining could be completely bagged and there was no handsewing at all. This has to be the neatest dress inside that I have ever made.
I'm almost ready to start my Chanel jacket. I think I've made a decision ...
In the meantime, when I was looking at the Vogue website today I saw this pattern that has captured my attention. It's a squillion degrees today and it's only going to get hotter, so why am I thinking of winter sewing???


8 comments:

Karin said...

That's a lovely dress. I really like the print and colour. Nice!

Gail said...

Great dress Carol - I like the dressed down, dressed up look.

Faye Lewis said...

I always love your dresses, and I especially like this one.

toy said...

I love the design of this dress and I think this pattern has great styles so its a good thing you got it

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That is a lovely looking dress! I am a fan of bright linings as well. It's always good to have a fun secret.

Kathi said...

I just love the neckline on that dress!! That is really pretty! You'll have to post a picture of the dress in action and of the lining!

Gorgeous Things said...

Oh I just LOVE that Vogue 1100 dress (love both dresses, but especially that one). I'll have to run out and get that pattern. I wouldn't have noticed it if not for you!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I have this pattern too though I just don't know if I have enough of an attention span to make the dress fit me...however, the jacket! OMG! In my continuing quest to have beautiful and unusual jackets for work this one makes my heart sing. I just have to figure out what to make it in and how to fit it into the sewing rotation!