|Stretch lace wrap dress|
This week I was determined to join the lace trend so I started with a navy stretch lace purchased a few months ago from http://www.gorgeousfabrics.com/shop/index.php. The pattern is a timeless wrap dress designed by Peggy Sagers at http://www.silhouettepatterns.com/html/patterns/p_4019.htm. The pattern is suitable for both knits and wovens. If I had chosen a non sheer fabric, this pattern would have stitched up in a few short hours. I like the dress so much I plan to make a few more in solid color knits. If someone were here today to help me with photography, I would prefer to show you a photograph of me wearing the dress. The pattern is cut so nicely and the garment is particularly flattering. The form doesn't do the design justice.
|Collar and front facing detail|
|Cuff added for a neat hem finish|
I had two nude stretch linings in my stash. The fabric on the left is a four way stretch tricot with a slight yellow hue. Originally I planned to use this fabric to underline the dress. The fabric on the right is a pink nude stretch silk with crosswise stretch only.
|These are nude linings from my fabric stash|
|the lace minimizes the nude color differences|
|stretch lace does not cooperate with diagonal basting|
|diagonal basting straddles the 3/8" stitching line|
|A template is used to make the two collar sides match in shape|
|Stitching line is marked with air erasable pen|
I am so excited to be working on a day dress from the Dior Spring 2013 collection. I plan to post the project soon. The reason for the delay is just when I began the project, Vogue came out with a pattern that makes drafting the under dress much easier. I thought that some of you would be more inclined to try the project if you had an easy starting point such as a commercial pattern. Anyway I had to wait for my local store to stock the new Vogue patterns so I could purchase it. The project is actually two garments: an under dress which can be worn alone, and an overdress which can be worn over a skirt or pants. Here is the outfit: