I was so happy when Elizabeth of Elizabeth Made This contacted me and asked me to be a part of this challenge. I have had a crazy few months with health issues and other pressing matters, I needed something to get me focused and back into my sewing Mojo so this challenge was just what I needed.
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My Night/Evening dress is a sheath dress with keyhole opening at chest, neckband and sleeveless made with a textured stretch black Crepe from Joann Fabric. The Pattern I used is a vintage pattern McCalls 1031,by Designer Geoffrey Beene from 1968, which happens to be the year of my birth. So this pattern is almost 50 years old. I have such a love for anything Vintage. I made no modifications to the pattern. It was a one size pattern, so the fit was perfect. I am very pleased how it came out and can't wait to wear it. I didn't want to take away from the elegance of the dress so I kept my accessories simple and my Vintage patent leather pumps were a perfect match.
I definitely see myself wearing this to a special event or after cocktails .
My Day/Work/Play dress is another McCalls pattern, McCalls 7119 from spring of last year I think. I picked this pattern because of the Raglan sleeve detail. I have always loved this type bodice because it helps camouflage my rather large bust, I think so anyway. The fabric I chose is a Rayon Challis from Fabricmart with a small geometric design thought. I made no changes to the pattern at all. I paired it with my suede brown boots and gold chain necklace.
This dress is perfect for a day in the office, running errands, and or having brunch with friends.