There are 6 retro style New Look 6000's in my wardrobe now. Perhaps that is enough?
This is the last formal plan of my Mad Men style work wardrobe. Of course, there are other blouses, and skirts, and dresses, and jumpers... and pants that I want to add to my wardrobe! But this was a specific plan to have an easy travel/throw on dress that could do business meetings, travel and opening nights.
This version is my usual 4" longer hem to bring it into that mid-60s sweet spot. Collar, short sleeves and cuffs on this variation move it slightly into the cooler months. Only the hem, holding the cuffs together, and the inside neck facing near the zip were stitched by hand. I am very much in favour of machine stitching everything.
The fabric is a delicious and creamy floral ponte from Spotlight. It's a browny/pinky/mauve colour which I think will be difficult to match into a full ensembleh. Oh well! Future M's problem.
Fabric with a print like this takes so much effort to place. Can't have nipple flowers or crotch blooms. More of my time was spent on the layout of the pattern and double-triple checking everything was placed just so. Please note that the same flower is on the top of both sleeve caps. Yes. That was planned. The mechanical sewing part of this dress was like a dream. The kind of dream where everything is easy and works, you drift from one moment to the next with no resistance. Falling through the experience down a simple and clear cobbled road. I LOVE knits that work like wovens.
Incidentally, this dress fulfils two of my MMMay18 pledges. One - wear something me made everyday in May. Two - to complete some of my lagging projects. This dress had been sitting without a hem for at least a month. Last night, I just sat on the couch and did it. Et voila! A new dress for work.
Gee, that collar is so classy.
Dress: New Look 6000
Shoes: Kiten D'Amour
Knitter. Home seamstress. Dance Teacher.