Because the Gala was on a different day than the opening Marin Symphony concert, a second outfit was in order! Extra opportunities to play dress up are always welcome!
This is Vogue 1011, another Vintage Vogue reproduction (and yes, I am still very cranky with Vogue for not releasing any new vintage designs).
I have never managed to get photographs of the dress, even though it was finished over five years ago.
The fabric is a rayon satin that I picked up from a Bella Notte warehouse sale. They make super swanky linens, and while it would be lovely to have a bedroom full of coverlets and shams and duvets made from velvets and satins, I would rather have a chance to wear them out of the house! To prove the point, I have even used one of their silk/cotton sheets to make a few dresses, as seen here and here, and their rayon satin is one of my favorite fabrics.
This day was so bright and windy that I thought the photos might, once again, be a compete failure. But now I have photographic evidence that the dress exists!
Because this was made quite a few years ago, I would change a few things about its construction were I making it today - the main reason being that this was before my discovery of Hug Snug Seam Binding! And it would look excellent in a soft wool . . . maybe I need to pull the pattern out again!
What is really surprising to me is that I have only seen one other version of this made up – did no one purchase this pattern? Or did everyone dread alterations? I must admit that lengthening the bodice pieces was not as simple as it usually is, and I would imagine any significant changes would be complicated by all those points and lapped seams. But it just might be worth it in the end!
Dress: Made by me, Vogue 1011
Hat: Made by me, Vogue 7657
Shoes: Vince Camuto
Gloves: Vintage, Dyed by me