First of all, when I start seeing trends cycle back around in the period I've been blogging, perhaps I've been blogging too long! The iconic Galaxy Dress from Roland Mouret took the fashion world by storm back in 2005. It was seen on every single female celebrity - almost! Well, for the ten year anniversary, Roland Mouret has re-released the Galaxy Ten Collection.
In 2006, Vogue Patterns released their version - V8280. This pattern was so popular that currently not only is it out-of-print, it's unvailable for purchase. I'm happy I saved mine!
Here's my version from 2006. I remember the construction being taxing. I don't know if it was a difficult pattern or if it was just where I was in my sewing journey. My dress has long left my closet. I wasn't happy with my fabric choice. I was still learning the art of marrying fabric and pattern. I chose a wool flannel. It was too heavy, too hot and just didn't wear well. If I make this pattern over, here's what I would do differently:
- Go down a size or probably adjust the pattern size I currently have.
- Choose a lightweight stretch wool suiting.
- Choose a stretch lining fabric.
- Lengthen the skirt to a midi length, like the runway version.
- And peg in the bottom of the skirt 4" smaller than the largest point of my hip measurement.
With this anniversary release, Roland Mouret offered variations on the design. I really like this peplum top.
And I love this jumpsuit and how easily the Vogue 8280 bodice can be added to pant bottom.
I don't know when I'll get around to making this, and since the sleeve is dramatic, it may be spring so no coat will have to hide them!