You would think that one evening type dress for the month would be challenge enough, but alas no, my husband and I had a black tie event to attend on the same night as Courteney's ball. Aside from the pre ball party embarrassment when we were the only adults in formal attire, it actually worked out really well for family photographs. It did however mean sewing pressure to get both projects finished in the allotted time. Because of time constraints my dress needed to be simple in order to actually get the project completed. I was fully aware also, that the weather would be cold despite the indoor venue. Adequate coverage would be a necessity. After flicking through my patterns, I kept coming back to the Sewaholic Cambie. My vision was a Cambie top with a pencil skirt. I knew it was doable.
The fabric I chose was a red stretch taffeta shot with blue with a matching crushed organza in red also shot with blue. The organza was originally intended as part of Courteney's dress but as the dress was conceived we realised that the organza would not play a part. It turns out that the decision was quite serendipitous.
The top on this dress fits without alteration which is a huge bonus so it was quite quick to construct. The skirt pattern I chose was my pencil skirt drafted from Vogue 1247. I made the waistband also in the contrasting organza fabric and fully lined the entire dress.
The dress was really comfortable to wear, even on the most miserable of nights weather wise. It just goes to show that you should never right off day wear patterns as night wear. This dress will be my new go to dress for evening wear. Now all I need is another soiree invite so I can wear my new favourite dress.
So, this spells the end of Indie Pattern month. I managed 3 Indie patterns if you count my Tessuti pin striped pants. There is one more, but this will have to be posted in July.