A few stats ~
Print ponte knit from Mood NYC Store
Brown ponte knit from the collection - most likely from Fabric Mart
A couple of strips of stay tape used in the shoulders
Some stitch witchery used in the hems before they were topstitched
A little more info...
Construction was covered in this previous post. Adding some solid color to the front along with the belt helped break up the fullness of this dress and made me like it more.
Originally I'd pictured this with the brown cardigan shown above but when I dug the pink cardigan (that's very old ~ like 10 years old!) out and paired it with the dress it took it to another level! Or as my daughter said, "pink is your friend!"
A few more pics...
Back with belt
Side view - print/solid view
Front w/belt - my least favorite view
I will never wear this dress without a cardigan
to break up the print!
Acting goofy during the photo shoot!
I've taken apart two of the pairs of pants and will work on the repairs over the course of the next two weeks. Thanks for your suggestions about the pants slip/liner but I'm already wearing a couple of layers (like 4) on the bottom and just don't want to add another one. So I will repair these pants and make another pair - the grayish ones from the City in Winter Collection - and that should give me enough pants to make it through the rest of the winter!
I'm only working three days this week because my extended President's Day weekend begins on Thursday. The first project will be the Derek Lam Inspired Jacket and coordinating dress. I will be home alone for the first two days so I want to take advantage of the fact that there will be no distractions to work on this complicated project.
...as always more later!