|Its kinda windy out today.|
Hey look, its another Vogue 8701! This one I made out of black rayon/wool gabardine from FabricMart. I made one modification from my previous plaid version, which was to take an extra dart at the neckline. I think I could honestly take this in a bit in the sides as gabardine has more give to it than silk dupioni. It has a wonderful drape and depth of color, though, which I love. And its perfect for a chilly office setting without being too hot when you have to drive home, except maybe during July and August.
|I think I was giving the stray cat the stink eye, not sure.|
This is me swishing from side to side. Like I said, its a great swishy fabric.
Here you kinda get a peek of the zipper. Its a vintage metal zipper I stole from my MIL stash and put in with a hand pick stitch. And because of the way my waist is, the belt rides up above the dress waistline a bit.
|Incidentally, it looks just fine un belted.|
Side view. Side note: The shoes are Jeffrey Campbell. Two years and they are still my favorites.
So some stats:
Fabric: rayon/wool gabardine $5yd (bought during a super sale), 3 yards. Bemberg rayon lining, I fussed with it and got it out of 2.5 yards (60" wide), $16 a yard. So $47 dollars.
Notions: Zipper and lace hem tape, both inherited from other people's stashes. 0 dollars
Time: If I hadn't put the sleeves in backwards, cut to finish would have been 8 hours (hand picked zipper, hand sewn invisible hem). But that added on an extra 2 hours. I started this last month and fussed with it off an on. 10 hours over about four weeks.