I love the design on this dress, and it makes it just a little different from the norm. I made my wearable muslin in yellow here and fell in love with the design to took another deep breath and cut into my 2nd Linton Tweed fabric.
Here are the details:-
The pattern recommends that you use a dress fabric or a wool/wool blend. I used a wool blend from Linton Tweed.
The directions on instruct you to line the top, but I lined the whole dress and its feels lovely.
The "V" insert in the front was a little low, exposing the top of my bra, so I added an extra 5/8" to extend it.
I haven't produced these yet, but I will add a couple of safety straps to attach to my bra strap to stop the sleeves falling off the shoulders - they do sit just on the edge, so the straps will give some extra support.
The dress is quite long on my 5' 4" frame so I shortened it a little to make for better proportions on me.
If you are looking for something different this is the dress - originally I was going to make a simple sheath dress, then saw this and thought "yes that's the one".
So my Chanel style Jacket is made to go with the dress - both have been made from Linton Tweed and both have been lined in the same gray lining.
I used the same dark gray bias binding on the dress hem and sleeves hem. This wool crepe fabric frayed like mad - so this was double protection.
So I have some great nude shoes and some peach coloured pearls that I will wear with this outfit. I am now looking for a bag - I know the fashion is not to go for matching sets these days, but I am a little old fashioned and quite like that idea but I am still looking.
Catch you later...................