Vogue 1470 Tom & Linda Platt
A bit slim fitting for podgy old me perhaps BUT I love the asymmetrical lines, my hips and legs are still pretty good, and I am ITCHING to use some of this fabulous silk dupion yardage I snagged over on a Facebook destash group. It’s embroidered all over in grey and white ‘beads’ and is just so tactile and lovely. I also have miles of the stuff and haven’t been able to work out the best use…let’s hope this is it’s rightful place in the world!
The outer dress/tunic will be in the dupion [I’m ignoring the fact that the pattern calls for crepe/satin/other slinky fabric so there] I’ve snagged a bit of delicious fluid silk crepe marocain in black for the lower skirt/underdress to avoid bulk, and a bit of habotai to line it. Yes folks, this dress features three layers, good job silk is so nice to wear without getting too hot!
For the first time in eons, I have TWO Xmas do’s to attend, the main staff Xmas meal and a departmental one, so I get to dress up at least a bit…and no doubt will slop food down my front and ruin everything in very short order. I’m a slob, it’s my thing.
Posh fabrics, so although my deadline is fairly close, I will do a tissue fit and probably need an FBA, then I’ll just dive in. Life’s too short for a toile. I have enough of the embroidered fabric to leave largeish seam allowances for tweaking…looks like a sewing weekend is needed!
Meanwhile, another delicious little bundle arrived in the post this morning- one of the fabrics I’m considering for my MoB dress next year, so I thought I’d buy a bit to make up as a blouse and see what I think. The amount of pink in this is a bit outside my comfort zone, to put it mildly [I HATE PINK] but the overall effect is rather lovely. It’s a Liberty art silk chiffon, ‘Polly Genevieve’ . Maybe I have time to knock up something to wear at the DEPARTMENT Xmas do on Wednesday?