crafts · Sewing


I woke this morning to fall-like weather – a great treat for the Labor day holiday!  I am teaching, but it’s a light day (many of my students go away for the long weekend.)  In honor of the colder temps (currently 63 degrees F, when it reached 100 only a few days ago,) I pulled out a project for fall.  I’m making Vogue 1183, a Kay Unger design.  The fabric is an olive ponte from Fashionista fabrics (I don’t think it’s the chartreuse green she has now, so I think it’s sold out.)

I’ve loved this design since it came out, but I didn’t want to make it from a woven – I have another straight, lined skirt which I never wear because it feels constricting.  The envelope suggests double knits, so that’s what I’m doing!  I’m not planning on lining, so I’m going to have to puzzle out the best way to finish the edges.

Thank you for all the nice comments on my Vena Cava dress – I haven’t gotten to wear it yet, since the weather turned a bit, but I’m sure it will be hot again soon!


7 thoughts on “Fall-like

  1. Hello! I made this dress and I love it. I too was a little nervous about the slim skirt so I made it a slight aline by adding a total of 4″ to the bottom width. It feels more comfortable but still has a straight look. It was fun to make. I hope you enjoy it. I love your blog!

  2. I just made that dress as well. I didn’t want to line it either, so I made facings for the neck and sleeve. Very easy and it turned out great. The skirt is very slim fitting but I made it in a double knit and it somehow works!

  3. The green is going to look beautiful with your colouring, and I love the pattern. If I may ask, when using double knit instead of a woven fabric do you size down at all? And will you put in a zip? Happy sewing!

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