Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Frocktober No 2
I'm loving 'Frocktober'. Frock No.2 is my Tracy Reece dress Vogue 1224. The fabric was bought for $6 from a charity store. Originally intended a cheap test fabric, it was only when I started sewing I realised what I gem I had. 1970s silky woven jersey, very reminiscent of early Dianne Von Furstenberg. It behaved like a dream under the needles.
Tracy Reece's design is very flattering when you get it right. I don't know what it is about Vogue's young designers - the designs are beautiful and clever, but their drafting skills are a little under par. I am only 5 foot 2 inches and added more than two inches to the top half and another two inches to the hemline. Without the adjustment it would have gathered under the bust and come up very short.
Overall I'm happy as I have a dress that I can wear to the office under a jacket or more casually with sandals.
Next up I'm making my outfit for the ball in November. It was to be a frock but I'm opting for the practicality of long embroidered duponi silk skirt and a silk cowl neck and back blouse. At least I know that I will wear the blouse again. So watch this space.