Every cloud has a silver lining, and so does my dress

April 28th, 2011

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:

Vogue 8594

Vogue 8594

Here’s mine:

My version of Vogue 8594

My version of Vogue 8594

(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.

Seam that runs across front and back in skirt

Seam that runs across front and back in skirt

Seam runs across front and back in bodice

Seam that runs across front and back in bodice

I wear the dress with this sweater and belt.

Style it with cardigan and belt

Style it with cardigan and belt

My husband thinks this orange sweater looks awful with the dress. I am kinda on the fence.

Style it with orange sweater

Style it with orange sweater

I always forget to take pictures of the back of my projects. I’ll try to remember next time.

4 Responses to “Every cloud has a silver lining, and so does my dress”

  1. I love your dress. Perfect for work! I need to add to my work wardrobe also.

  2. Beal says:

    Beautiful! I found your page via Vogue Patterns on FB. The dress is a lovely color that is so different far away (blue) vs. close up (gray). It looks great on you — very flattering. FWIW, I much prefer the black sweater to the orange one. :-)

  3. Linda Barton says:

    Kennis, You are just too darn cute and talented to boot!

  4. cindy says:

    This dress looks wonderful! Love it with a cardigan.

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