The day before my birthday, we had plans for a meal out which of course means a new dress. I was short on time having made ski pants that week so V1314 being a knit dress, came to mind. This dress has been really popular in blog land of late, so when an online pattern sale popped up in my inbox, who was I to say no!
I had some lovely navy/black and cherry red lycra blend knit
in my stash and as tempting as it was, to make it into version six of New Look 6071, I resisted the temptation and tried something new.
I cut the dress to size 10 and graded to size 12 in the hips.
I have to say, that despite all of the hype surrounding this dress, I kind of feel a little 'meh' about it. Perhaps there is a little OCD in me but those gathers just annoy me. They don't sit evenly and creep when the dress is worn. Not to mention, the rear view! I should have looked a little harder at the picture on the envelope because this dress just accentuates bits that really I don't want on show. Don't get me wrong, it will look really nice with my Sewaholic Cordova but just don't think it will get a lot of wear. So, now that I have discovered I have an extreme aversion to all dresses body con, I wasn't disappointed that my dinner date was cancelled and this dress has been banished to the inner depths of my wardrobe ever since. Since I really like the fabric, I have bought some more, so it will make a reappearance and I suspect this dress may well be reinvented as a top when my enthusiasm for it returns at all. Oh, and it goes without saying, I am still looking for that elusive replacement for New Look 6071.