Friday, 8 July 2016

Make This Look #5 - Oscar de la Renta Dress

I had been trying to get one of these up each week, but missed last week as I spent a few days in hospital. There were stitches, sadly not in fabric. I did get to take home the cutest baby of all time however, so will consider it a win. There will be a bit more fantasy pattern shopping on the agenda for a while yet, as my sewing for self plans have been scuttled by my dramatically morphing figure. Still need to write up the instructions for drafting the 4 piece maternity wardrobe! I haven't forgotten.

I really liked the panel detail on this Oscar de la Renta Dress, as I think it could be really flattering, particularly to visually lengthen the body with the vertical lines throughout. McCalls 6834 is a pretty close approximation - there is also a style with a capped sleeve in the pattern which I think is even nicer (see below). Bit of a switch from the printed silk in the original dress - instead this fabric is a cotton sateen. Certainly much more economical, also laundry friendly.

Fabric from minervacraft,com
Shoes from
Earrings from
Purse from
Pattern also from

Pattern view B with the sleeve, from McCalls website. Model looks grumpy though. I imagine the photographer just made some rudely condescending remark, and she's trying to be professional about it.

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