...yes, it's the first issue where "our" friend Robin Denning is the new Editor of Vogue Pattern Magazine. If you've been under a rock and don't know the story, here is her last blog post discussing how this amazing opportunity came to be. So of course, I sat down to peruse this edition and what really caught my eye was The Creative Expression article.
August/September 2012 Issue
Now y'all know I'm all about editing and interpreting a pattern to get the look that I want and this article really celebrates that. One of the garments highlighted in this article is Vogue 8805. You know Vogue 8805, the dress that I want to make based upon the Preen designer original. The same dress that I've been having the darndest time finding the orange ponte knit for the bottom of the dress. Can we just refer to yesterday's post here? *sigh*
Anyway one of the editorial licenses they took with the dress was to add inseam pockets on the front of it. I'd been thinking of doing the same and now I don't have to work it out myself because VPM has provided instructions...instructions that I plan on following!
But I have another dilemma...I have three shades of orange...
tangerine ponte, mango ponte, golden orange poly crepe
and these look better in the picture than IRL
...the first two don't work for me and the one that does is a totally different fabric (a poly crepe) instead of a ponte knit. So I have to figure out if I can make the two different fabrics work or keep looking for another orange knit. Or horrors of horrors give this project up...something I'm really not ready to do.
The last thing that's on my mind is this dress...
I found it in this month's Lucky magazine in one of the editorial articles. This silhouette has been playing around the edges of my creative brain for a couple of months now...way before I saw this photo. It's not a silhouette that I've worn as a fuller figured woman but I want to see if I can make it work now...and that is my next "outside the box, can I make it work" moment. There are two patterns that I'm thinking about for this challenge...
I guess you should stay tuned because it's about to get real interesting around here...*LOL*...and as always more later!