I've had this dress finished since Tuesday night, but have been in Houston Wednesday through Saturday visiting my sister and buying lots of great plants. This is going to be my Easter outfit, paired with a jacket in matching fabric. I'll be very pink. I tend to gravitate towards reds and maroons for some reason, so this is a change of pace for me.
The back. Looks like a simple little sheath dress, right?
Check out the yolk and upper front sections. I love interesting construction lines so had to have this pattern the minute I saw it. I also really like the large curved neckline.
Here's the drawing if you want to see exactly what's going on:Another neckline close-up. This dress is fully lined.
The one thing I didn't especially love is that Vogue didn't provide a simple front lining piece. Instead you are sewing the yolk and front section pieces again.
The matching jacket is from the same pattern. I cut it out with the dress to maximize the layout and fabric usage. However, I had to cut the sleeves 3/4 length because of fabric shortage. Which I'm fine with, to be honest with you, because it's a Spring suit. I'm needing a brake from the pink and have a little black skirt to throw together. Oh, and some mending, not my favorite.