Thursday, August 21, 2008
Another dress decision
The girls dresses for the wedding August 30th are finished or just about finished. We're good.
And then I decided to make something for me to wear to this wedding.
I had first thought to make New Look 6799 again, this time using the orange dupioni silk, and making a coordinating jacket using this fabric grouping.
But for reasons I don't want to go into here, I've decided to change plans.
Why not, I've got all of 8 days ... and weekend visitors coming. sigh. Why do I do this to myself?
We have another wedding to go to here in St Louis Sept 6, wedding at Cathedral Basilica, reception at the Hyatt Regency - so def upscale, and this dress I want to make has to do duty for both.
I've pawed through my stash for wedding appropriate fabrics - IOW, not black.
And I've pulled out a cross dyed taffeta in orange and yellow, with a sheer netting coordinate that has random sprinkles of irridescent paillettes. (sequins, only Paillettes sounds higher class, :)
Note: I know, what's the difference between an orange/yellow cross dye and an orange/pink cross dye? Beats me, except that the o/y "reads" peach whereas the o/p "reads" Orange!
My goal is to avoid looking Orange.
I'm now on a search for stretch illusion to line the net sleeves and yoke with, and thanks to the helpful folks at Stitchers Guild, and a call to Susanne at Fine Fabrics, I think I'll find what I need.
I have two patterns in contention - although I'm pretty sure that I'll make the one without the bare back. The bare back is gorgeous, but just a tad too "cocktail" for the weddings I think.
So, what do you think?
A. Go with the New Look Orange dupioni anyway and Be Orange
B. Go with the beautiful but slightly too formal and bare Scaasi design (Vogue 1285)
C. o with Vogue 7852, view B in the length of view A
D. It's all too Orange, find something else to make
I'll be cutting this Monday - your opinion will be taken into consideration, and I'll let you know then what I cut.
Oh, and somewhere in this time slot I NEED to find time to get up the next post for the Coat Sewalong. I'm woefully behind.