Hi! I am currently beginning a five-day-whole-house-to-myself-break. Michael has taken Little M to Sydney to see his folks and I have to work on Monday, so here I am by myself until Tuesday arvo (Tuesday is a public holiday here in Melbourne - it's Melbourne Cup Day). I'm working from home on Monday and doing lots of girls-only things. Like going to Geelong for a fabric shopping afternoon, tapas and drinks with Anna and Renay on Saturday and movies and dinner with Ruthy and a friend on Sunday night. And sewing of course.
The purpose of this post however is to show you my new work dress, another Vogue 1314.
I used the lining pieces for this one as I didn't want the ruching. The fabric is a ponti remnant I got from Tessuti, and while it is a lightweight ponti I don't think it would have gathered well. I also left off the sleeves (obviously!).
I sewed the size 10 lining pieces as this ponti is not overly stretchy - it is definitely not as stretchy as the other ponti fabrics I have sewn with.
I am mildly annoyed with myself. Can you guess why? When I look at the above photo all I can see is a white circle positioned right where my nipple points too. I didn't even slightly consider cutting layouts with this. Michael assures me it isn't noticeable, but it is all I can see. Grrrrrrrrrrrr!!!
Now I'm looking at this photo it looks like I'm wearing a powder puff bunny tail. Bloody hell. I am an idiot.
Well, there you have it. My non-ruched Vogue 1314 with powder puff bunny tail added. If only I'd wore it yesterday it could have passed for a Halloween costume.
Pattern: Vogue 1314
Fabric: Remnant of 'Potion Commotion' ponti from Tessuti.
Notions: Knit stay tape
Alterations: Used lining pieces so no ruching.