Sunday, December 2, 2012

Vogue 8723: The Fully-Skirted Frock

Earlier this year Lisa from Tessuti posted her amazing 40th birthday party dress. I knew when I saw it that I wanted my own to wear to the wedding in New Zealand that we went to in September. Lisa has the most amazing sartorial taste.

So I armed myself with just under 2m of 'Toffee Drops' - a satin taffeta from Tessuti, some lining fabric and Vogue 8723:



I completely forgot to get photos of myself in NZ though. Luckily however, my father-in-law's 70th birthday dinner was at Cutler & Co. on Saturday night (also our wedding anniversary), so Michael and I got dolled up and went out sans-child.



What can I say? I didn't have to make any adjustments except add 10cm in length to the skirt. I made a size 12 with an A-cup (this is one of those convenient custom fit cup size patterns). I did muslin the pattern first in a cotton.

I love the neckline of this dress. I think it frames my broad shoulders nicely.



We went for a pre-dinner gin and tonic. Yum. The food at Cutler & Co. was delicious too, and I had a lot of fun dressing up and not getting Little M's paw prints all over my fancy dress! We didn't get home until midnight though - I have to say that since becoming a Mama I have no stamina for late nights at all. I was sooooo tired on Sunday!

14 comments:

  1. Great dress, your fabric looks beautiful. It's funny I can remember when the night didn't start until midnight, now any later than that and I'm wiped out for a couple of days!

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  2. You look very sweet. That frock is perfect on you-looks like you're dressed for the prom or something XD

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  3. It's beautiful! That neckline is really flattering... and the fabric is so cool! I want one too now... ;)

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  4. Oooh, you look breathtaking Rachel! This pattern was made for you and the fabric you chose is the perfect match for it! Very, very well done!!!

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  5. Great dress - super flattering on you! And that fabric is ah-maz-ing.

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  6. That is an absolutely gorgeous frock! You look gorgeous! and I am totally green with envy that you made almost no alterations ;) A child-free night every once in a while is good for the soul too.

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  7. So lovely Rachel. This style works so well on you - the colour, the square neckline and style -so pretty.
    I love your (Michael's) 'street' photography.

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  8. Love the dress Rachel, its a lovely fit, and I love your big earrings.

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  9. Twins! (sort of, but not really ;-) The dress looks fab and thanks for the sartorial compliment. It's a winner, no?

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  10. OMG you look amazing, loving your Mama Style. I am DREAMING of the time when I can wear non-breastfeeding type dresses, so I adore this neckline. It suits you amazingly... you're an Audrey Hepburn image here!

    xoxo

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  11. That is so incredibly pretty! What a beautiful make.

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