Thursday, May 31, 2012
What do you think?
I know Pinterest is the newest addiction in the internet world but I like going to the source, so I'm still addicted to Net-A-Porter and Style.com. I love seeing the close up of the garments, the back view, the accessories that were used to accent the piece and watching it move.
So everyone has their internet delights...what does this have to do with the title of my post? I've wanted to make Vogue 8805...
as soon as it was posted to the Vogue site...especially since it resembles this Preen dress...
I know I want to make it from ponte knits and I have a good collection of them but I don't have orange or a turquoise blue. I guess I could go down to the garment district and search amongst the stores for a yard of either color but there is this collection and I want to sew from the collection. I also want to make the dress this weekend...not wait for another time...so I auditioned other options I could live with:
Here is the first choice (a) - stone, honey brown and dark brown:
or the second choice (b) - stone, navy blue, purple:
the third choice (c) - maroon, brown, stone or the flip - stone, brown, maroon:
and the final choice (d) - stone, navy, red:
I won't tell you which combination I'm partial to but I am worried that the final choice will make me look like an American flag...not the look I'm going for...but it is the brightest looking combination similar to the Preen look.
There are a few construction changes I'm going to make...the pattern has a button loop closing on the back of the dress. I'm going to add an invisible zipper like the designer dress instead of the button/loop closing. Since the hemline on the pattern ends above the knee, I will lengthen the bottom block to just below the knee...a better look for me and for work. Simple changes but necessary for me.
Even though this is not one of the dresses in my 10 yard adventure wardrobe, it is on my summer sewing list. So I will be sewing from the list, just not in the order I thought and I'm fine with that. Please let me know what combination you like by leaving a comment with the letter designated...I will count them all up Saturday morning and inform you of the popular vote.
...as always, more later!