While I’m waiting to get good photos of my Purple Friday Dress, I thought I’d share with you a peak at my next project.
I’m a member of a sorority (Historically Black Greek Letter Organization (HBGLO)) and our colors are blue and gold. For HBGLOs, colors are super important. Which can be challenging when your colors are blue and gold (yellow and blue for dress purposes). It also matters because you dress in business attire and colors for monthly meetings annual and regional conventions and events. I tend to just wear a black suit with a yellow top. So, imagine my delight when I spied this blue and yellow silk jersey from Prairie New York at Mood Fabrics back in August.
At $25 a yard I was nervous about the purchase. But, Trena and my friend Liz reminded me that a silk jersey DVF dress would cost over $300. So, I swallowed my nervousness and bought five yards.
I’m not far at all, LOL! Everything is cut and ready to be sewn. This hopes to be Vogue 8804.
It has the same vibe as my Burda 9-2003-107 dress that I’ve made twice. Same lines in the V-neck, dolman / raglan full sleeves, defined waist and a long waist tie. Heh. Actually, I can’t take credit for noticing the similarity. I showed the Vogue pattern to Liz and she said, ‘Don’t you have a dress like that?’. Why, yes. Yes, I do. Version 1.0 here.
Version 2.0 (also known the Best Print Matching EVER)
I wear the two dresses about *all* the time and the chainlink version is by far my most complimented garment. Hopefully, this one will too join the ranks!
On another note, I went to an event last night and wore my vintage yellow ensemble. This is only my second time wearing it in the last year. I’ve not done a great job of getting a photo of myself in this dress. I seriously love this outfit. Here’s another so-so pic of the bodice.
I am not short. Liz was wearing heels that made her over 6 ft tall. I don’t know how she does it.