I probably am not the only one. Every morning I feel that I don’t have anything to wear to work. So I decided that I need to make something that is work appropriate.
The result is this dress, Vogue 8594.
Here’s their version:
(sorry about the wrinkles; I was wearing it the whole day at work)
I got the fabric from Gus Woolen in Baltimore about 5 months ago, when I met up with my husband in the east coast during his cross country drive. If I was by myself, I probably would devote two days at Gus. They have “remnant” that are 2, 3, 4 or 5 yards long. This piece is a very soft houndstooth wool fabric.
I decided that a silver lining is cool, so I can say that there’s a silver lining
The side seams are not adjustable because there are seams running from the front to the back in the bodice as well as in the skirt. I cut a size 12, but I did a SBA and took some width from the center front (I need to take more in next time, if there’s a next time). Between the center back and side seam, there are two princess seams in the back, so I added a bit of room in the bottom by sewing smaller seam allowances there.
I wear the dress with this sweater and belt.
My husband thinks this orange sweater looks awful with the dress. I am kinda on the fence.
I always forget to take pictures of the back of my projects. I’ll try to remember next time.