Only a few more days of summer holidays left! My husband has finally returned to work this week, so now it really feels like holidays. I feel like I could stay off work forever, though I’m sure I would go mad.
With school returning next week I have used my holiday time wisely have been stocking up on some work essentials. Busy mornings in our house means that easy knit dresses are an fast, sensible wardrobe choice.
I love my first Vogue 1351, so decided to make another.
This time I used a French digital print, viscose knit called ‘Celestial Seasonings’ from Emma One Sock. Can you tell I spent my Christmas money at EOS this year? I may also have some of this in my stash just calling out to me to be made into a silk shift dress.
The knit was lovely to work with. It has a lovely drape and isn’t too sheer. The dress however is fully lined, so I wasn’t too worried about the sheerness of the fabric. I lined the dress in a mystery knit fabric that I picked up years ago from the Op Shop. It feels like a vintage spun polyester and is stable, but just slippery enough to not stick to the viscose or to tights.
As the French knit had 4 way stretch and my lining was just 2 way, I did have a few problems with the outer sagging at the waist more than the lining. I removed some excess at the waist from the outer fabric and to ensure it remained at my waist, I also stitched it to the lining further reinforcing the waist position.
I don’t have much else to say about this dress. It is easy to make and lovely to wear. Like last time, due to using a knit fabric, I didn’t cut the bodice on the bias which makes this a very economical make.