Sunday, May 02, 2010
Aqua Wool - Elegant Drape
This, Vogue 1027, is by DKNY . I have wanted to make this for quite some time. I used a fine wool jersey from Metro Textiles in NY.
The skirt is cut on the bias. I might have cut the dress one size smaller, but it's wearable as is. I wanted an elegant drape - not too tight. Note the waistband application is gathered - because there's elastic inserted in the seam. I'm not in love with that look, but it was necessary to draw in the extra fabric. I could have taken the seams in, but decided to just go with the gathering - kind of a short, pseudo peplum. A little strange, but I figure it's ok, since it kind of looks deliberate.
I love the fabric - I pre-washed it, so this dress will be hand washable. Being a fine grade wool, the fibers are resilient and wrinkle-proof, plus comfortable in all weather. Normally, I can not wear wool next to my skin, but this wool is so soft, it's not a problem in this fabric. Indicative of how fine this fabric is - when I saw this fabric while shopping, the bolt was mistakenly placed amidst the Rayons, where at first glance it looks like it would belong, being so fine and weighty and drapy.