I chose an orange-red cotton (even though in the photo it looks more red than it is) and an orange satiny lining.
|The bodice of the pattern in nice.|
|Front not bad.|
|It gapes a little in back.|
|A little less fitted than I would like.|
I made the buttons to match out of polymer clay. I am getting better at not making the inside of the dress look like a war zone, but after all the cutting, re-hemming and refitting, I ended up taking too much material off to get the buttonholes centered on the material. Luckily, there is a lot of facing to hold it together and not have the buttonholes rip.
|Made my own buttons out of polymer clay|
|Fully lined with satiny material|
One more change... this pattern called for a full circle skirt and I just didn't want the bulk, so I used the skirt from the Vogue 2961 I made last month and used it in place of the skirt on this one. They both have buttons down the front, so it fit really well together and made me feel super clever for making a franken-pattern.
I am not sure this is wearable out side of the house, but I am glad for the practice.