I mentioned the last time that I made this frock that I was planing a second and here it is.
This time I used a viscose knit from Tessuti (purchased at our first Sydney Sewing Social). It’s a deep plum/almost black drapey, stretchy knit – perfect for cooler weather that I’m sure will be here soon.
Again, I interfaced the neck binding to prevent stretching over time. This knit is quite stretchy and that impacted the fit. It still fits extremely well, but the v neck does sit lower, so I’ll have to see how that goes at work.
This wrap dress has the perfect amount of flare to the skirt and the wrap crosses over almost fully which will hopefully stop the skirt flying open in the wind. I’m actually yet to my first version of this dress as the weather has been too warm, so this is risky using more pricey fabric on an un-tested pattern.
Not much else to say, except that I’m going to try to steer clear of wrap dresses for a while now 🙂 and possibly also knit dresses. I think I need to attack my woven stash, possibly even some Liberty.
Pattern: Vintage Vogue 1853 Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress. Used before = Free
Fabric: 2.2m viscose knit from Tessuti $39
Thread from stash – I used black to avoid a trip to the shops.
Total: $39 – yay!