It's not every day you get to meet the Prime Minister, so a new dress was required. I bought this Kay Unger pattern as soon as it was published, and just needed a good excuse to make it. Diving into my stash I found the most unlikely fabric - a faux suede furnishing fabric. I washed it a few times to beat it into submission, and finally it succumbed under my iron.
The dress was a breeze to put together. I took the centre seam out of the back and back yoke, shortened the yoke front and back by 3/4" (I'm pretty short-waisted!) and popped in a side zip. I also lengthened it by 4cm and put in a vent rather than a slit at the back.
Not sure if Prime Minister Key noticed my lovely frock last night as I was talking to him, but I felt wonderful in it. Thanks Kay Unger and Vogue for an awesome pattern.