Ok, one more…

warm weather dress, that is!

This is Vogue 1192, an Anne Klein design from the new fall collections of patterns.  I hadn’t originally intended to buy this one – I like it quite a bit, but I thought I must have another dress pattern with this side pleating, as they are quite trendy lately.  I don’t, it appears, but what I did have was this great matte charmeuse, which was crying out to be a sheath dress:

It’s heavier than regular charmeuse, it feels more like a matte satin to me.   It’s some sort of synthetic with stretch (though I’m negating that by using a non-stretchy bemberg lining.)  I’m making this dress for a late summer wedding.  The pattern itself looks really simple – only 5 pattern pieces, and that includes the lining being separate pieces.  Going by the numbers printed on the tissue I’m cutting an 8 for the bodice and 10 for the hips.  No muslin – I’m using the lining as my muslin, and I’ll cut the fashion fabric after I fit that.  I love the colors of this print, and of course I love this sort of brush-stroke print.  Wish me luck!

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