This months Monthly Stitch challenge is trying out new patterns and fabric combinations AND you’re in charge. So I’ve put together three pattern and fabric combinations and YOU can vote on which one you’d like to see me make!
I’m so excited to make this pattern. I’ve seen so many amazing versions of this knock out dress and even if you don’t vote for this I’ll make one anyway!! Muwahahaha. The challenge with this pattern will be to get the cups to fit perfectly. I’m at the busty end of the boob spectrum and hate when things don’t fit properly. So it’ll be important for me to make a muslin first *groan*. But if I do it properly I can see this being my go-to dress. I’m equal amounts of excited and nervous.
TWO: DKNY for Vogue V1250 in Navy & White Printed Silk
This is kind of cheating. Ok it is cheating. I have made this dress before and I wear it heaps in winter. It was a pleasure to make and super fast with a serger. So what’s the challenge? That this time I’ll won’t be making it out of a knit fabric. Instead I’ll be making it out of a glorious printed slinky silk. This will take a lot of thought and strategising. And probably swearing.
I’ve loved this pattern for a long time. I made a longish blouse in gingham last summer and I have worn it an immense amount. The challenging part of this combination is that the fabric will be slippery and the pleats in the collar and at the back will be a mission. But it will look great. And I know that I’ll wear it so much. And that makes me immensely happy.
So VOTE! One – Georgia Dress in black silk, Two – DKNY in navy and white silk print OR Three – Roxanne Blouse in white crepe. Comment to vote!