I recently went to a knitting and sewing show in London. Imagine my excitement when I discover a stall selling old Vogue patterns for just a couple of pounds per pattern.
I saw the collar on this dress and it jumped in to my hands and very shortly there after my bag. I decided this would be a lovely way to use some more of the wool/silk mix fabric I recently bought (see my earlier post for more details) using the contrasting cotton fabric I got at the same time for the collar.
So, how have things been going so far? well, apart from doing my usual arm lengthening and waist widening I have discovered this dress is on the short side. Someone else reviewed this dress and said they needed to lengthen it. No kidding. To get this to be knee length on me I have had to add 12 (!) cm to the pattern pieces. I don’t really want something that ends mid thigh, especially as this is intended for work.
A few other intended changes. I really dont like the belt included in the pattern. I’d rather try something else. I think I will underline it as otherwise it wont be warm enough (even with a slip). Further news to follow….next step, cutting out all the pieces.