Despite having firm plans for my holiday sewing time, I just couldn’t resist a seriously unseasonal impulse make!
I spied this poly jersey at Spotlight on the weekend and immediately thought of Vogue 1351, which I knew was winging its way to me after the recent Vogue sale. I just love this fabric with it’s deep blue, sky blue, pink and mustard blotches, and purchased it even though it was not on sale!! Seriously – who does that??
When the girl was measuring my fabric, I spied a fault, so thankfully she over measured my cut which enabled me to self line the dress as the fabric is extremely sheer.
With a coupon, the fabric came down to $7.50 per meter, from $10. As luck would have it, tomorrow this fabric will go on sale for $6 per meter which you can see in the latest Spotlight catalogue. Doh! Even though its only $3 that I’m out, I’m still a little miffed. I can be such a tightwad at times!
Anyway, back to the dress. It was a DREAM to make. So, so easy and not one fitting issue. I made it up as per the instructions, except that I added the skirt last as I find it easier to work with a garment this way.
I’m super happy with this dress, even thought it probably won’t be worn for the next few months, and I think I’ll definitely crack this pattern out again in summer.
Boo to winter! Though it doesn’t look terribly wintery in these photos. I probably sound like a whining Aussie, carrying on about at 19 degree winter day 🙂
Pattern: Vogue 1351– $8.35 inc part shipping
Fabric: 2m sheer poly knit from Spotlight $15 with coupon
Thread from stash