Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Prime Ministerial Mission - V1183

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.

4 comments:

  1. Another gorgeous creation and fits you perfectly. The fabric is really sophisticated looking.

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  2. HI:

    NOT ONLY IS THE PATTERN AWESOME, YOU LOOK AWESOME MODELING IT! WE'D LOVE TO POST YOUR PHOTO AND LINK TO YOUR BLOG ON OUR FB PAGE, Fb.voguepatterns.com. MAY WE HAVE PERMISSION TO DO IT? YOU MAY EMAIL ME AT valeryp@mccallpattern.com. THANKS.

    VALERY PETERS

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  3. This looks lovely! I'm debating about this dress and love your version!

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  4. I just strolled over here from Pattern Review. Your dress fits perfectly! And to think you used faux suede! That is amazing. I can't decide on this dress or Vogue 1303 for a lovely batik that I want to sew up this week. BTW, your dress is the best fitting one that I've seen.

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