Snow day, sew day - Red wrap dress
The company I work for closed the office due to the blizzard, so I had some extra time for sewing today. Here's the view from my front window.
The dress I finished today was made from Vogue 7693, View A. I have the wrap pinned in the middle to keep it in place for the photo to keep it from gaping...such is the usual problem with a wrap top, but they look so nice.
shoes: B. Makowsky 'Sindy'
I wish I had more of this heathered red woven fabric. It finishes nicely, and the color is so rich.
Looking at the five fabrics on the front, you can see you could make it over and over and have a completely different dress each time. There are some challenging areas of construction, notably for the front facings. I think an intermediate or advanced sewer could handle these areas but a beginner might find it difficult.
Update 2/16/11: I ended up blind stitching the front wrap from where the two center fronts meet to just before waist to keep it from gaping. The zipper in the back makes the front opening unnecessary for getting in and out of the dress, so the stitching worked out well.
That dress is splendid and I, too, enjoy that fabric. That is quite a fun dress.
James just procured a ridiculously old Singer (the kind that is in the case and the top comes off; it's avocado green) and as touched as I am by the gift, I am intimidated by it, so it is hiding in the garage.
Again, love the dress, friend.