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!