It's Vogue 9245 and it was the second one I made from the pattern. It wasn't a perfect dress but it wore well and believe it or not I received quite a few compliments when I wore it. After making it, I had about two yards of fabric left over which I used earlier this summer to make a cardigan, Butterick 5760.
It's been so hot here lately that neither have been worn...but I did take pictures of the dress and cardigan (in the air conditioning) together with a scarf I made with some leftover trendy rayon fabric that I used for a wadder this summer. Yeah okay don't ask about that, this is about the pictures, remember! *LOL*
My daughter says that I shouldn't wear my purple shoes with this outfit because it's too much purpleness...that I should wear the shoes in the pictures above. I was definitely getting a "you look like Barney vibe" from her but she denies it. Ummm yeah right, I've been her mother for 24 years, I KNOW when she's lying! So I won't be wearing this outfit with the shoes and I'm thinking I will need another necklace or scarf for it too. Barney is just not a good look...y'know what I mean!
Two other quick notes ~
I can't believe that The Closer's final episode was tonight! I loved this series and Kyra Sedgwick in it. I even loved the way it ended...but I'm gonna miss this show. Now to wait for a boxed set of the series to show up on Amazon so that I can own it...*sigh*
A Wearability Update for the Mosaic Vogue 1250. This is one of the lightest, coolest dresses I've worn and it's all about the fabric. I love the silk jersey! However, one of the qualities of silk jersey is that it has a wonderful drapiness and boy was my drape in evidence! *LOL* I don't ever remember having to adjust the front drape on this dress as much as I did. That aside the dress wore wonderfully and received quite a few compliments.
Next - I still haven't worn the green rayon dress...probably will this week. Also the Valentino Panel Dress hasn't been worn yet either and that is on purpose. It's been so danged hot here that the subway is a sauna. Be down there two minutes and everyone around you is glowing...by five minutes everyone is mopping sweat off of them and let's not talk about 15 minutes. This dress is important to me and I don't want the silk ruined by sweat...so it won't get worn until it gets a little cooler.
Well that's it for now...I'm counting down days now until I leave. Did I say that I was so excited! *LOL*