I made yet another new dress. This one has been patiently waiting for a year since I bought the fabric and pattern. You may recognise the fabric! After my failed dress which incidentally never got worn, and has since been shortened to a tee, I bought another length of the same fabric and with this dress in mind. I am glad I finally got there because I really like this dress in this fabric.
The fabric is a stable rayon spandex with the feel of cotton. The pattern I chose is yet another Vogue, Vogue 1194, a DKNY pattern. I am quite partial to DKNY patterns. This one is out of print now unfortunately.
I cut the dress to size 10 as per usual but feel I could have gone down to an 8. It is a little more relaxed than the photo on the cover but still comfortable to wear. The only change I made to the dress was to raise the V neck by 2.5cm as in it's original form it was not at all work friendly.
I hemmed both the sleeves and the skirt with my coverstitch machine because I am determined to come to grips with using it. Now that I have a brand new sewing space, I have no such excuse as 'no place to use it'!
I would definitely make this again and may even do so in merino for next winter.