A Bit Of Sparkle
I am getting a little behind on my posting. This dress has been completed since before Easter but only now have I written about it. The fabric I chose for it, came from Cotura Fashions which sell off their fabric after they have completed their manufacturing runs. I paid a very reasonable $5 per metre for this fabric. The fabric is a synthetic knit but I can't remember the exact composition. The grey in it has quite a sparkle. I bought it at the end of last winter with no particular project in mind. I originally thought it would make a nice Renfrew but on closer inspection, I felt the print was too big. Inspiration struck one day while shopping my fabric collection and the idea of Vogue 1027 was born.
Now this project was not without it's issues. I cut into the dots on the sash incorrectly and ended up having to repair it....grrr! That is what you get for sewing when you are tired. I have made this dress before so I should have been more careful. Like my previous version, I cut the skirt 10cm shorter than the pattern.
I tried to get a photo of the sparkle in the skirt but it is really hard to photograph.
I was even happier with this fabric when I saw it in grey at Fabric Vision for $29 per metre!
Okay, so a short sleeve dress is not entirely autumnal now is it? But, by layering it with a light weight merino cardigan, it is just perfect for cool mornings and much warmer days.
In case you were wondering about all of those pears! I have been cooking and freezing them as quickly as they fall. I have to, or the dog will eat them!