Hooray for more stash busting and perfect pattern/fabric pairing. I bought Vogue 8742 after seeing Leisl blog her amazing orange one.
Don't ask me what kind of fabric this is. It's knit and I got it off the remnant table at G Street Fabrics near DC. (Are you tired of hearing me say that about fabric yet?) I had to have it because of the color. My favorite color is purple and this is one fabulous shade of purple.
I don't really have much to write as far as a pattern review. I loved it. It was straightforward and everything matched up.
I was scared at the thought of inserting a zipper into knit, but it turns out that I didn't need to anyway. I feel like I have to be gentle getting it over my head, but it really has plenty of room.
I took it in a smidge in the back because of my sway back. I just shaped it a bit so it would curve with me. That's a super easy fix though, since I could just put it on inside out and mark where I needed to change it.
I'm not totally sold on my look with the ankle boots. I bought these boots specifically to go with this dress and the belt I already had. I made this dress to wear to a wedding being held at an old schoolhouse/farm event space, so I wanted to let that guide my fashion choices a bit. As I said, not sure I made the right choices, but whatever, I still love the dress and will just style it differently next time.
I'm already considering making another with 3/4 length sleeves and a lower cut back for family Christmas pictures.
I am glad I saw Leisl's inspiration and glad to have this pattern in my collection.