Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cashmere+Viscose Knit Holiday Dress: Vogue 8921-- My December Fabricista Post


If you hadn't seen it yet, my latest Fabricista blog post is up over at Fabric Mart's blog today.  This month it was inevitable that I sew up a dress for the holidays.  I don't go to super swank parties but still wanted something nice for family or friend events plus something for those annual family photos we are taking next week.  I found this decadent green cashmere/viscose knit while shopping Fabric Mart's site.  It's a drapey, super soft knit that moves like a dream.  I perused the internet for inspiration before officially choosing Vogue 8921, View B for my pattern.  I found these two jersey dresses, one from Pucci and another from Issa (yep, the blue version was Kate Middleton's engagement dress... I totally did not know that when I chose the inspiration!)



A few things I forget to mention in the post over at Fabric Mart... I raised the neckline by two full solid inches (5 cm) after having read reviews of this pattern.  Folks said it dips low and I'm not in the mood for a Seinfeld style fashion faux pas in my Christmas photo.  


I used my serger for all my seams but don't own any green cone thread for it.  So I just popped out my first cone and replaced it with a spool of regular green thread so the seams would have green along it.  All the other three cones are black thread.


I also did a quickie swayback adjustment with the back upper bodice waist seam on my tissue before cutting any fabric.  I saw multiple folks reviewing the pattern they had to do one as well.  I just folded up the lower edge to take a fish eye dart out in back.


I was so nervous using this fabric because of the dry clean only suggestion (more on how I pre-treated on my other post on Fabric Mart) but the material went right through my machines with zero issues.  I love the color and the classy-lady vibe this dress has!


Head over the Fabric Mart's blog to see my full post about my dress!  Not sure quite yet what I'll be doing for my next Fabricista post, possibly an activewear one being that it will be the New Year?!

25 comments:

  1. Love the dress and the wrap belt. A great holiday look.

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  2. Love the pattern and the Colour! Great!
    Susan

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  3. Gor-gor-gorgeous dress Kathy --- and fantastically flattering as well! I'm truly envious of your classy holiday dress :D!

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  4. This is just perfection! It's so classic and flattering on you. You'll be wearing this one for years!

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  5. That's such a great dress, Kathy! Perfect for Christmas pics and holiday gatherings. I also picked this fabric up when I saw it!

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    1. Thanks Tanya :) And this green will look so good on you... I'm curious what you'll make with it now.

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  6. That dress looks absolutely fabulous on you! Congratulations! You'll be the star of the Christmas parties!

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  7. Beautiful! You look great in green!

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  8. Wonderful dress: very flattering and the green looks so good on you!

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  9. Do you look fabulous or what! Perfect colour choice and you look really pretty.

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  10. Gorgeous. I'm definitely way behind on my pop culture so I would have never made the connection to the engagement dress. Good call on raising the neckline. No one needs an R-rated moment at a holiday party.

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    1. Thanks! And I didn't even know it was a Kate Middleton inspired dress until after the fact... I am not up with these things usually either!!

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  11. That dress looks amazing on you! Beautiful!

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  12. Great colour & silhouette.
    That wrap belt is really pretty too!

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  13. Classy indeed! Such a beautiful colour too :-)

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  14. Your dress is gorgeous! I love the color and how the wrapping at the waist adds a slightly contrasting hue. So flattering!

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