I was all dressed up in town the other day, so I went into a rather exclusive boutique to try on dresses. The first was a divine Lisa Ho dress which made me feel like I was dancing on air.
The second was a straight dress made in a stable knit for $300...which I then came home and reproduced out of leftover fabric in less than 2 hours without a pattern, pictured here...makes the price tag seem a little steep! I think the Italian shop owner was a little suspicous when I loved the dress but had no inclination to buy...I felt that she was looking into my soul and knew that I was a sewer, but perhaps I'm just a little paranoid.
I used a viscose / nylon / elastane blend, but I think something a little more stable would be better...say Knitwit's Monaco range.
late post: I am packing for my holiday and planning for some cooler days, so I decided to pair the dress with the pants in the same material...sort of gives a loungewear effect. I've never owned loungewear before.
the pants are Vogue 2064 View D. The Obi wrap is from Threads Aug / Sept 2006.
Posted by katherine h