Dries van Noten Fall 2011
(photo courtesy of style.com)
It's the mixed fabric combination that appeals to me and that look is being shown in several designer lines this fall. I've pulled these fabrics to fashion a dress that has more of a corporate slant - yet takes advantage of the mixed fabrication of the designer dress.
left to right: vanilla 4ply silk crepe, silk herringbone,
black wool crepe, print silk charmeuse
Of course to achieve the look of this dress, I had to make some alterations to my TNT dress pattern. It basically meant chopping up the dress into pieces to use with the different fabrications. Here are the pattern alterations for the front of the dress:
For the dress back, I will use the pattern pieces from the Versace Inspired Dress.
I'm sure that this isn't what the DVN dress' back looks like...this is just my interpretation. It's what I'd like the back of the dress to look like. Also my dress back will only use 3 of the 4 fabrics shown above.
All of the pattern work has been completed and the fabrics cut out...next up is the sewing. So hopefully there will be a completed dress to share soon.
I have one more Designer Inspired dress left to make after this one is done alongwith the jacket for the Lace Inspired dress. Hopefully, I will get all of this finished before Monday. If not, I still have some Sundays in September to work on garments since I have to work a few Saturdays this month.
...as always, more later!