This time made in a fluid jersey with multi-coloured stripes and coordinating leggings. Totally inappropriate for this time of year in the northern hemisphere but thank goodness for central heating.
Same care taken with stripe matching but his time the bodices and back cut on opposing grains.
There is a back seam in there – adds to the waist-line shaping – and just look at the matching across the sleeves…….with stretch fabric you can just gently ease it into position.
Both fabrics are from MyFabrics and it was sheer good luck that they went together well. Leggings are McCalls 1673.
The pattern review is here on Pattern Review (duh!) so I’m not going to write another one. Nothing has changed except the fabric.
Because this jersey is so much lighter than the first version, the stretch is more pronounced and the deep-V at the neck-line is truly deep. Hence I made a little short top to cover any underwear sneaking out.
Once again the double sided adhesive tape was used liberally along all edges but with an additional single row of stitching on hems, sleeves and neck-line.
All seams were overlocked (serged). I sewed them first on the sewing machine and then overlocked afterwards.
This style of dressing is very similar to traditional Asian/Indian dressing: Chanderi suits or salwar kameez – salwar = pants, kameez = shirt
The Indian versions are made in cotton and for posh events, silk or georgette, and often with a border print or heavily embellished and decorated but a great style and totally relevant.
Having read a few blogs reviews of the V&A Indian fabrics exhibition and making the connection between this Vogue pattern and the obvious Indian style I’m thinking of saree fabric next – 9 yards of border silk – and what I could do with that….
If you’re interested in other Indian style dress – just look here – fabulous! Just can’t compete with that kinda of style!
I was going to wear this on Christmas Day but couldn’t wait and I wore it to the Carol service yesterday so now I have to think of another garment that can accommodate the festivities.
If I’m not back before the weekend – wishing you and yours a peaceful, enjoyable and pleasant Christmas.