This dress pattern caught my eye as soon as it was issued, probably because of it's raglan sleeves - my latest design feature crush. And even though all of the pictures and drawings show the dress in evening fabrics, I could actually see a work dress in View B. So first a pic of the pattern:
Then I was flipping through the December 2011 issue of Marie Claire and this fabric combination caught my eye. The inspiration dress is by Jason Wu from his Resort 2012 collection:
...and I knew what fabrics I wanted to use for my version of the M6460 dress. Best of all I had these fabrics in my "current fabrics" bin so no digging through bins to find fabrics. The floral print wool challis was purchased from Vogue Fabrics Fall 2011 swatch club mailing. The blue silk crepe was re-purposed from this UFO that I made back in May. It will be used for the sleeves with the base of the dress from the floral print.
I want to make a few more dresses to wear while the weather is still warm enough to wear them. So this is the first project I'm working on during the Thanksgiving recess. This is a little different from my normal "work dress" choices but since I now own a closet full of "professional" clothing, I'm attempting to make some outfits that are a little edgier and better reflect my personality!
...as always, more later!