29.9.10

Rumpled Vogue 8552

Can you believe I ironed this not long before the photo was taken? My sister was visiting and I wore the dress to take the opportunity of a non-complaining photographer.  I don't think the rumples show up as much in real life, otherwise she would have noted and I would have re-ironed it.  She has gone now, so I will make do with the rumpled shot.  (And she naffed the pattern, without my knowing, so it can't have looked too bad.  I got the pattern back in the mail today, so stay tuned to her blog for another version.)



This is my second version of V8552.  The first was in a lipstick pink zebra print knit.  This time I used a linen, with black threads in one direction and olive threads in the other.  The fabric is very dark, almost black, but much more flattering to me than black.  The dress has proved quite versatile, matching lots of different shoes and necklaces in my wardrobe.  Other reviewers on PR have left off the pockets, but I think that they are a great feature of the dress (go and look at Sewing in the Wind's review to see the pocket and pleated neckline details in a lovely, ironed version!). 

7 comments:

  1. Lovely dress - I bet it is cool and comfortable too!

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  2. Ooh, I like this a lot. Don't the creases suit the fabric and style of dress? I love that neckline and you're totally right about the pockets. I might have to buy this pattern!

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  3. I like rumpled linen. Great pattern for summer, stylish but relaxed.

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  4. You only have to look at linen and it creases - that's the look everyone expects anyway so I say go with it! Cute dress, love the pockets too - their slouchiness add a certain relaxed cool vibe to the outfit.

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  5. This is adorable. I think the pockets really make the "look" of it too.

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  6. The pockets and pleats are really great details on an otherwise simple dress - it looks comfy but not frumpy.

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  7. Such a gorgeous dress - almost worth stealing!

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