This dress is Vogue 1179. I don't wear much black. I didn't even wear black when I lived in Melbourne. Excluding underwear, the only black clothes that I own are the LBD that I made last year, the denim leggings I made last year and one blouse that does not get much wear. This dress pattern called for matte jersey or silk jersey. Then I saw that EmmaOneSock had a black silk matte jersey, which is a fabric that I am not familiar with, so I ordered some out of curiosity. The other colour was oyster, which I think suits me even less than black.
This should have been a quick and simple project, but the armholes caused me much grief, which I will detail in my pattern review. I think I prefer my zebra print dress, which is made from a very similar pattern, with no armholes to contend with. This pattern is part of the Vogue spring/summer line-up, but I am finding the collar all a bit hot in my autumn climate. Might have to be a winter dress for me. On the up-side, the narrow, deep neckline, cowl collar and CF pleats all create a strong vertical, which is very slimming. I had to remember not to take the dress off in front of the mirror when I was checking the fit, as the reality was spoiling that slimming illusion.
Well, this is not my usual attire, but I am hoping to get lots of wear from it, as it is very easy care. It would be a perfect travel dress, if I ever had need of a travel wardrobe.