The point is that the more I went forward, the better the final result seemed. Ok, I need to admit that the fabric is little bit out of my comfort zone but I liked it a lot. It is a simple quilting cotton, so everything worked just so smoothly, it pressed like a dream and sewed even better. When sewing with silks, I always forget how easy and trouble-free sewing can be :o)
I like how simple things work well. I tweaked the fit little bit around the shoulders, but apart from that - no major issues. The pattern reminds me of NewLook 6968 which I admire all the time on Kristy's blog - over here. But this pattern is just desperately out of print and cannot be found anywhere. So hopefully, I have just found my basic dress pattern.
The dress is lined with fine white/cream silk. The lining was sewn in by machine, apart from the armscyes which were attached by hand. All the lining/fabric border is stabilized with running stitches. Many of the dress seams are also fixed with catching stitches, just for the calm of my mind.
I love this finish, it just looks so crispy and neat. And even if the lining might peak out, the colours match perfectly together.
The dress is also a part of my MMM challenge, so I one more good point, I am now ready to go with the original Kay Unger.
Inspiration: search for a basic dress pattern
Pattern: Vogue 1270 from Kay Unger
Pattern changes: shoulder tweaks
Technique: running stitches
Time to Complete: one week-end
Total Cost: 19 EUR