Saturday, October 10, 2009
Vogue 8232 - version 1
I think it needs some kind of embellisment (some fabric flowers at one side of the neck, perhaps?_ but fat chance I'll ever get to that. A silver belt and strappy sandals would dress it up nicely, too, but I don't own either of those and am not ever likely to.
The fit, after two bodice tweakings in real muslin, is one of my best efforts in the home sewing department. It could be tailored a bit more, but given the Hilo climate a little breathing room is a good idea. I narrowed the skirt slightly, by folding out about 2" (at the hem) of each quadrant, tapering to nothing at the waist. In a drapier fabric that wouldn't have been necessary.
My biggest question, now that I see myself in this, is: Where did my waist go?
I used to have one, a decade or so ago.
I can't decide whether I love the dress more than I'm appalled at how much I look like my grandmother.
Oh, those glorious days of youth, when I was only appalled at how much I look like my mother.