Thursday, August 7, 2014

Anytime Dress

Here's another version of Marcy Tilton's latest dress pattern V8975.  This is the second time I've made it.

Boy, do I love making this dress.  It's just so fun to put together.  The pattern works well and the sizing is perfect for me.

Here it is in a two way stretch woven I got from my friend Sharon.  I love those DOL giveaways.  One person is over it and another person is all over it...if you know what I mean.

This is a grey, slightly nubby stretch woven with shots of black and white.  Very versatile, and by that I mean when I spill something on it, which I will do, it won't show.

In my climate I can wear this garment all year.  I will always wear it with a pair of leggings.  Shorter ones in the summer, longer in the fall.

For the winter I'll pull another layer over it, maybe a short fleece vest.  I could also wear it with thicker tights in the winter.

Whatever I do, I'll use this as a canvas to highlight colorful jewelry, scarves, leggings and shoes.  Plus, it doesn't wrinkle...Sharon, what were you thinking?

This dress can look deceptively simple in one color that is dark.  But when you put it on the shape comes to life and really looks good.

Try it!

Oh, one detail.  There are two places, one in front and one in back, that require you to join the pieces in a "v" or angle.  I adhered a bit of tricot fusible interfacing to stabilize the join.  Especially in the front there seems to be so much weight on that join it may pull out in the future.  We'll see how this works.

In the meantime, I think I'll wear it to a meeting tonight!