This is Vogue 1329 by Kay Unger New York. On the pattern envelope, the original dress was black with a white contrast. I decided to reverse it like this dress below:
This isn't even the Kay Unger New York dress, it's by Calvin Klein. It makes you wonder which came first?
I've always liked the Kay Unger New York options at Vogue Patterns and this one is no different.
This pattern went together so well and so quickly. It was just what I needed to get my sewing mojo revved up. I used ponteroma knit in off-white and black from my stash. I'm not sure if I bought it from Joann's or Hancock... I've had it for just that long.The only alterations needed was adding 3 inches to the length. And it's fully lined... I used nylon lingerie fabric. And the yokes are just self-lined. Oh... and I almost forgot that I tapered in the bottom of the dress. I prefer my pencil skirts and sheath dresses "pegged" at the hem. It's just a personal preference for me. It keeps my dresses and skirts from looking rectangular. I always reduce the bottom to 4 inches less than the widest point of the hip.
I really love the pleated detail at the waist. It saved a this dress from easily going into the boxy territory. Colorblocking is still a hot trend and the colorblocking possibilities with this dress are endless. So it's a really good chance I'll make this again.
And since it was a gorgeous day that was around a high of 67, I added patent leather peep-toe ankle booties and my black Jason Wu for Target trench.