Slippery as you’d expect of silk.
Curls like a knit.
A nap that fights back.
So, a simple pattern? Erh no!
Muslin/toile first? Who me?
Read pattern reviews first? nope.
This dress is not a winner……
Every seam on this little baby has been unpicked at least once. The waist seam, three times. Its been pinned, basted, pinned again.
The drape pockets! Really? needed a fine flowy fabric. The silk velvet is flowy but not very fine.
The pattern is Vogue 1287 DKNY, described as a:
Pullover dress has very loose-fitting, mock wrap, front pleated bodice extending into back collar/cap sleeves, front band, slightly blouson back bodice with casing/elastic, side front pockets/bands on skirt, and stitched hem. Bias slip (close-fitting through bust) has bias shoulder straps, bias self binding finishing neckline/underarm, and very narrow hem.
Suitable for: Stretch Silk Crepe, Stretch Charmeuse, Lightweight Jersey.
mmm no silk velvet mentioned there. What was I thinking?
The pattern would probably work in a different fabric…….
The fabric would probably work with a different pattern…….
To top it all off, on it’s first outing, the rain bucketted down (Sydney, not Canberra), see the rain marks on this most. difficult . fabric. ever.
If anyone has any re-fashioning suggestions….. please send them my way. Even if it is the most. difficult. fabric. ever. I do really like it. It should probably have been a Gabriola skirt. That’s what I originally bought the fabric for.
Live and learn I guess, or maybe that is just ‘live’……ce la vie……