Sunday, January 13, 2013

Vogue 1183- Sexy Winter Suit Set

This is my pattern, Vogue 1183 for a fitted, lined dress with an interesting waist seam detail. I made it out of leftover beige wool from Mood, which I used for my cape and the same extra cape lining, a pale pink Bemberg rayon. 
I cut out a 6, which I really need to stop doing. My ass does NOT fit in a 6. It does not. So it's a little snug through the hips. The waist and top is fine. My V on the neck does NOT look like the lady on the envelope, but I lined up the marks where I was supposed to...
Close-up of the front. I forgot to put on makeup, but my skin looks so much better than Xmas, when I was having the breakout to top all breakouts. My mommy bought me one of those Clairisonic face scrubbers and poof, I no longer look like a troll!
 The back is nice. The zipper is a smidge darker than the fabric, but it was the only one I had that was long enough. Oh well, I can live with it!
 From the side:

Now, it makes the perfect outfit with my cape. It's like sexy, retro business lady off to be important in my wool suit!
Open, to show the lining a little. Light pink for cape and dress.
Back looks good, with my cool sideways braid I made.
Pretending to be a T-Rex with my tiny armholes on the cape.
I found my car key in the pocket of the cape I wear rarely. So dumb, that would have been a screamingly frantic search before work...
 So, I am pretty happy with this outfit. I think I might wear it to school on Monday and see if the kids are feeling nice or mean.

I am going to revise my one item a week for the whole year to 52 items for the year and not be rigid about when they actually happen. I am getting married in less than two months and need to make that a priority. Making one item a week just won't happen sometimes. Though this fully lined dress did take longer than most things. Plus, I am taking a pottery class for the next five weeks learning how to use the wheel, so that will also take up some time. We shall see, but I am going to try!



15 comments:

  1. Loving this with the cape for a super rad retro look! This is totally work fancy- so rock it! Side note: free car is awesome. I sometimes leave some money in my winter coats so I get a nice surprise for when the weather turns meh. Instant hot chocolate money! Have fun at pottery class!

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    1. Money is always better than old Kleenex!

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  2. The kids will think you are 'totally-cool' if you wear this. You must show us what you create at pottery ...

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    1. Oh I will show you all the wonky dishes I make!

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  3. I think the bodice looks different because the model is caving in her chest with the way her arms are positioned, like models do. Either way it is fabulous! You will be the most chic teacher, you should be at Parson's with Tim Gunn instead.

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  4. That is one great outfit! Congratulations on a teaching job.. did I miss that post?!

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    1. No, I just substitute teach every day at the same school. It's fun, but still no real job...

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  5. Oh I love both of them! How's your dress coming along?

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    1. I finally chose the fabric and have muslined the bodice... basically, not far enough at ALL!

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  6. I really like the dress and you could put a blouse under it too. The combination of dress and cape is really sexy
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  7. Really pretty.. Love the cape with it.. Happy sewing, and good luck with your 52 items..

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  8. This is such a lovely dress and makes a great outfit with the cap! The pottery class sounds like so much fun. I can't wait to see what you make. :]

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  9. Very, very pretty! And I like how your neckline turned out even though it's different from the pattern cover.

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    1. Lisette was right- in the mirror, I put my hands on my hips and rounded my shoulders forward and it looked like the envelope. So sneaky, Vogue!

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