Hi lovelies. After the super involved sewing that was the Lady Grey I required a palate cleanser of a sewing project. Enter Vogue 8615. It’s a very simple dress; boat neck, 3/4 sleeves, v-back, and circle skirt with pockets! I had a beautiful length of chartreuse tropical wool that fit the bill for this. From start to finish, this dress took me about a week to complete. I finished it just in time to wear it out for Thanksgiving. This past Friday I opted to wear it to work. Instead of dressing down for Fridays I like to dress up.
As I said earlier this week, we had a small cold spell here in sunny Florida which unfortunately seems to have dissipated over the weekend. It was so chilly when I was leaving Friday morning, I was able to pair this dress with my Lady Grey.
Overall, I’m extremely pleased with this dress. I stabilized the neckline with silk organza and used the same narrow hem technique that Gertie used when she made hers. I learn so much from her!
The best part about this is that I used such a plain, albeit beautiful fabric which means that I can dress it up or down depending on my whims. This color not only goes well with black accessories, but also brown. Thanks to my lovely but sleepy daughter for kindly taking pictures of me at 0530 before I left for work!
I’ve also started the fitting on another modern Vogue (what’s going on here?) but alas! After declaring that I would NOT be making any Xmas presents for anyone, I’ve somehow mapped out no less than four so I’ve had no real time to work on it. I’m sewing one and knitting three others. One present needs to be finished by this Saturday as it’s for my knitting group’s Secret Santa exchange! Wish me luck as I attempt to warp the space/time continuum. Are you making any presents for anyone this season?