Last year I cut into this lovely silk/cotton blend jacquard. I was hoping to have a warm weather dress in a Fall appropriate color for those transitional days when I am ready to wear darker colors, but the days are still quite warm. The weather turned cold before I got very far with it, and since I did not feel like rushing through this project, it was abandoned.
There really is something about lovely fabric that makes me slow down! (Which is a good thing!)
This fabric was originally a very olive toned green. I have no real problem with the shade, but it has a problem with me and my skin tone. The obvious thing was to dye the fabric. Since I have fiber reactive dye on hand, and since the textile contained cotton, I went with that.
The dye worked like a charm on the flat side (I suppose you could call it the “wrong” side) of the fabric, but not so much on the silk portion. Go figure!
I thought about overdying with an acid dye for a cross dyed look, but in the end, I just used the flat side of the fabric. This makes the garment look slightly less dressy, which I rather like.
This design could use a bit of a swayback adjustment on me, but as long as I do not stand in direct sunlight and twist my torso, the wrinkles are not very noticeable.
It may not be the most perfectly executed garment I have ever made, but I really do like this dress.
The style lines are really lovely. I may even have to make another version.
And because it got chilly before I had a chance to wear my new dress, I pulled out this old thrifted dress one to use as a cover up. I really was determined to wear finish and wear this dress before another year passed!
Dress: Made by me, Vogue 9103
Velvet Dress: Thrifted, T. T. Mar
Necklace, vintage, borrowed from Mom