10.9.07

Window shopping


I was all dressed up in town the other day, so I went into a rather exclusive boutique to try on dresses. The first was a divine Lisa Ho dress which made me feel like I was dancing on air.

The second was a straight dress made in a stable knit for $300...which I then came home and reproduced out of leftover fabric in less than 2 hours without a pattern, pictured here...makes the price tag seem a little steep! I think the Italian shop owner was a little suspicous when I loved the dress but had no inclination to buy...I felt that she was looking into my soul and knew that I was a sewer, but perhaps I'm just a little paranoid.

I used a viscose / nylon / elastane blend, but I think something a little more stable would be better...say Knitwit's Monaco range.

late post: I am packing for my holiday and planning for some cooler days, so I decided to pair the dress with the pants in the same material...sort of gives a loungewear effect. I've never owned loungewear before.

the pants are Vogue 2064 View D. The Obi wrap is from Threads Aug / Sept 2006.

5 comments:

  1. You created a very versatile garment! Very nice.

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  2. Very impressed by your speedy knockoff!
    I followed you over from your comment on my WW jumper- Thank you!

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  3. Congratulations on your great job copying this garment! It looks completely different paired with the pants, which makes it perfect for travel.

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  4. Great look Katherine, just right for wearing to the Adelaide zoo.

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  5. Katherine,

    Very easy! Very versatile! Very slimming! Great job!

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