Rayon Wool Heather Stretch Twill Suiting
and brown invisible zipper
I purchased it because I wanted to duplicate this Lafayette 148 dress...
After some thought, I decided not to add a metal zipper to the back. When I wore my Jason Wu dress, I never took off my cardigan. Even though it's a cool application, it's not something that will be shown often, so no need to apply it to this dress.
I'm starting with my Butterick 5147 dress pattern. It's getting quite a bit of a work out this season, isn't it? But I like the flare skirt and it will work alone or with a turtleneck and I have the perfect orange turtleneck to wear with it. So this is my next project and I still have a few design decisions to make. I'm not sure if it will go with the City In Winter separates, but that's fine. Like I said before, I can wear it with a turtleneck or with an orange cardigan that I already own.
It will be a wonderful new addition to my work wardrobe! Oh and one other thing, the RTW version of this dress costs $648 and doesn't come in my size (which is unusual for Lafayette 148 because he designs great plus size garments!) I will make my version for about $50. That's a great deal...dress I want in the color and size I want...but for a fraction of the designer price!
...as always more later!