Hello and Happy Monday!
Can I just say that I am SO ready for the weather to start changing? Summertime in Texas really makes me miss the weather in the Bay Area. (I lived there for almost 9 years and the weather there was amazing! You could wear boots all year round…) Even though the thought of wool fabric makes me sweat just thinking about it…I still start in July/August saving my inspiration images from the web and magazines for Fall/Holiday season. In addition, I follow the Pantone seasonal color trends.
On my recent trip to LA I had a list of fabrics and colors that I needed for my Transitional/Pre-Fall sewing. This Sangria colored wool blend was a definite on my list. The fabric was purchased at Michael Levine’s click here for fabric for $25.00/yard. I purchased 3 yards…but only used about 1 3/4 yards. (so I have enough to make a skirt…and possible top out of the rest :))
I chose Vogue pattern 9021 for this transitional fabric. This fabric has the sort of drape and body that I wanted (unlike some from the pattern’s recommended fabric list).
|MISSES’ DRESS: Fitted dress has front and back extending into sleeves, low armholes, back zipper and hemline slit.|
|FABRICS: Wool Flannel, Crepe, Broadcloth, Lt. Wt. Linen.|
|Unsuitable for obvious diagonals.|
|*With Nap. **Without Nap.|
|NOTIONS: 22″ Zipper, Seam binding and Hook & Eye.|
|Combinations: A5(6-8-10-12-14), E5(14-16-18-20-22)|
Since the fabric that I chose has some stretch to it (similar to a double knit), I omitted the back vent of the dress. In addition, I added some Sulky stabilizer along the back seams where the zippers would be placed.
I also lined the skirt portion of the dress with a nude stretch lining.
DRESS: DIY (Vogue 9021) NECKLACE: old SHOES: United Nude (similar style)