|Burda Style #115, May 2016|
The garment style is loose and unfitted, not at all my usual choice. The fabric print dictated a style with few seams to break up the interesting, colorful print.
|Dress Back has less of the print|
Here is an image of the uncut 2-panel fabric yardage:
The 4-way stretch enabled me to lay the pattern pieces perpendicular to the selvage which I wouldn't normally do. Stretch was almost equal in both directions. In the photo below, the Dress Back is to the left, the Dress Front is to the right. I added seams at Center Back and Center Front to facilitate pattern placement.
Do I love the dress? Not really, to tell you the truth. I absolutely love the fabric, the garment is highly wearable, and the fit is flattering. I prefer more tailored garments and I can't get used to the sleeve style. I thought the print panel was so interesting that I made it the focus of the garment. From this experience, I learned to maintain a more tailored silhouette, even with a knit, and to use less of a print no matter how pretty. The outfit below is much more to my liking:
|Louis Vuitton Fall 2016, Look 43|
A fellow blogger made very fun harem pants from the same panel print and I think she looks beautiful in them even though she too is unhappy with the project results (http://www.oonaballoona.com/2016/07/life-is-what-happens-to-you-while-youre.html).
I viewed the Top 10 Designer Shows this morning at http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear. While I did not fall in love with many outfits, I saw ways to update my use of color and pattern. I will check out the couture collections over the weekend and hopefully come up with an exciting project to sew.