Flutter dress – concept

My next sew is Vogue 9021 (dress B) made up in the paisley print rayon shown above. Both items were purchased from Fab Fabrics (pattern was $5 on sale and the fabric an astounding $10 per metre)

Vogue 9021 is an easy to sew, multi sized pattern. It was the flutter sleeves that enticed me to add this to my wardrobe. The main challenge with the design concept of this dress is that I don’t suit the ‘straight’ skirt style. I need room to move in the tummy/hips/thigh area. So… I’m going to change the shape of the skirt to a slight ‘A line, without compromising the look of the dress too much. I might even add a self tie belt to help enhance the new shape.

Meridian dress – the fabric

Had a successful fabric shopping experience at Fab Fabrics. I found the ideal fabric for my Meridian dress – this lovely 140cm wide rayon at an astounding sale price of $10 per metre. It has a lovely soft drape and a vintage inspired floral pattern. I think it will make up beautifully as a short sleeve, longer length Meridian dress.

Even though I’m making the Meridian dress to wear to a wedding – I think it will also be a perfect dress to wear to work, church or out to dinner.

That’s what I call versatile ‘investment sewing’!