Grey suiting dress

by brae  

This was the first time I've used this pattern, and the dress ended up being a fabulous warmer-weather dress suitable for the office.  I made it from the same grey suiting fabric I used for my recent button-front skirt.


shoes: Newport-News green suede heels

I love the button detail on a welts.  I blind stitched the welts closed to keep them from stretching out of shape.

The pattern I used is New Look 6968.

I omitted the lining for the top.  It wasn't necessary for this particular fabric and for a sleeveless dress an added lining might have made it too hot to wear in the warmer months.  I cut armhole facings from the scraps and put those in instead, dropping the underarm side seam by 1/4" to have more room to move.

Now if this arctic weather would just get a move on...I'd like to wear some of these sleeveless dresses! :D

2 comments

Comment from: CatherineMichelle [Visitor]  

Very beautiful!!!! And very good fitting too!!!!

02/10/11 @ 09:06
Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]

Fabulous!

02/10/11 @ 21:30


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