Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Italian job

Thanks for all your comments welcoming the prodigal sewer back into your midst.  I value your encouragement.

I'm surprised Vogue 1351 has been overlooked by sewers.  What's not to like about it?  It is easy to fit, falls nicely on the body and the construction techniques are excellent.

I've posted a photo of the inside of the cowl neckline, which is machine sewn into lining.  This is much better than a facing which can flap up when you least expect it.

I understand why the DKNY team made the dress in a block colour.  The entire garment, except the upper back is cut on the bias, and finding fabric that works on the diagonal can be quite a challenge.  In the end I choose a silk twill purchased in Rome a few years ago.   I just love the result and am sure it will be a high rotation frock for summer.


12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. I have this pattern and think I should get onto it. I love a cowl too.

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  2. It's really pretty and drapes beautifully!

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  3. Definitely a nice pattern, I like the way the lining is done. Looks good on you!

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  4. That is a nice pattern indeed and it looks great on you. posts in 2 day :: keep up the good work !!

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  5. I love this pattern. Bias cut & a cowl - what's not to love? I think you've chosen a lovely fabric & it works beautifully. I've been thinking about this pattern a lot lately & hoping to find time to make another.

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  6. Really nice job - haven't done any bias sewing but you've encouraged me to try - thx

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  7. What a lovely, elegant dress! Good fabric to pattern choice! And in silk, oh my, it should be lovely in summer. What did you line it with?

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  8. Ooh, you've reminded me - I have this pattern! It looks great sewn up, very lovely and drapey on you, and I'll bet it feels terrific too. I will have to get this on to my "to sew" list!

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  9. A few years ago bloggers went crazy for this pattern! Its great to see it again. Still fabulous!

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  10. Such a great dress on you and the fabric is gorgeous too. I was put off this pattern only because it is bias which just seems to cling to me in all the wrong places as well as giving me headaches to sew. Totally works for you though!

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