Vogue 2031, the Goeffrey Beene dress, has been finished for a couple of weeks now, and has the biscuit crumbs in the pockets to prove it. I’m holding off photographing until the grey grey grey weather breaks. It deserves an on the person shot, because it really is a humdinger of a pattern. If you see it on fleabay and feel tempted, give in.
I made it up aeons ago as a jacket – slicing up the centre front, adding a contrast band and buttons.
it’s ok made up in a one way stretch if you can’t find a good two way stretch, as called for in the pattern
if you have fabric which frays you need to rethink the finish on the neck edge
it’s a snug fit, in fact, it takes no prisoners.
its shorter than you’d guess from the envelope
you should pay attention to reviewers and bloggers who tell you the neckline is ludicrously low. I didn’t. I held the pattern against me, it seemed ok, big mistake. About four inches of mistake actually, not just a don’t lean forward or get backed into the coffee machine by a space invader kind of mistake. More of a Minoan priestess look.
the armholes are bra band revealingly low.
I like the red too much to chuck it at this stage.
Happy 2013 sewing sisters.