Thursday, September 26, 2013

What You Wear To Dinner When You Are Not Going To Dinner.....



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.




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  1. I think that it looks cute, but I am with you on feeling an aversion to body con. Despite it looking good on you, how you feel wearing it is more important. Turn it into a top - and happy birthday!

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    1. Exactly! I remember those awful lycra body con dresses that were trendy when I was a teenager. I didn't like those either and I was thinner then. At least I had the sense to steer clear back then!

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  2. I made Kwik Sew 3659. Hated it as a dress, so I chopped it off and it's one of my favorite tops. I think your dress looks nice, but if you're not grooving on it, do something else with it.

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    1. The jury is still out on it! It doesn't even hang nicely in the wardrobe which doesn't help its cause at all!

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