Designing from the Stash

2016-03-21 14.08.33

Vintage black beads and a pearl pin accent the neckline

 

Draped Bias cut neckline detail

Draped Bias cut neckline detail

Black Polka Dot Dress Back Godet detail

Black Polka Dot Dress
Back Godet detail

Black Ribbon Hanger Loops

Black Ribbon Hanger Loops

Vogue Pattern V1406 Godet Detail

Vogue Pattern V1406
Godet Detail

 

Vogue1406 Pattern line drawing

Vogue1406 Pattern line drawing

Rachel Co Mey is one of my favorite pattern designers and this pattern has been in my stash for at least 2 years. I tend to buy patterns and fabrics that catch my fancy before I have the coordinating elements together trusting my creative process.

Now that I have more time to sew I decided to search my stash to create a few additions for my wardrobe and the first project was to find the appropriate fabric for this pattern which I like because of the asymmetrical neckline and back skirt godet which is a triangle of fabric inserted in a seam causing a flare and thus adding width and volume.

The black polka dot fabric is a very light and fluid rayon challis which drapes beautifully and required a lining. The construction was a challenge which required interfacing the back and sleeve cuff invisible zipper seams. I spent an entire afternoon with the tricky draped neckline but am glad I spent the time to make this deceptively simple dress.

This rayon challis and the fashion fabrics used in my next few posts were purchased from http://www. fabric.com

 

 

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