Another Vogue 8728, this time in bright pink dotted swiss:
I posted this dress a couple of years ago — I wore it on my 40th birthday. It really is THAT PINK:
Here’s the side zip:
And the back:
I really do love dotted swiss, but I haven’t made up any other dresses in it since this one. (And I have at *least* three other pieces, and maybe five …) I’m thinking maybe that Simplicity pattern from the other day might be a good candidate …
And in The-Hundred-Dresses-the-book news, thanks very much to Jessica at Bed Knobs and Baubles for her very nice review!
Don’t worry, there aren’t 8728 Vogue 8728s. This one dates from October 2011:
I think this may be my most recent alphabet-print dress. I have lots and lots of alphabet-print FABRIC still, but I haven’t felt the need to make any of it up recently. Perhaps because I give fewer dictionary-themed talks these days?
The bodice (the type’s not quite so sharp on this one):
Pretty decent zipper:
And the back:
Today’s Vogue 8728 comes with a bonus helping of Supreme Court Justice:
(You can get the full story here.)
Dresses (the book) is now up to eight Amazon reviews … but it’s always nice to have more, if you’ve read the book and want to have your say!
I bet you know what is coming, yes? Another Vogue 8728.
This fabric is called “Percy’s Leaf” — and yes, it’s Liberty.
I love these stony greens:
And the back view:
I always intended to make an 8728 in full-on silk (I did make one in silk-cotton) but I never got around to it. I’m still on the lookout for a casual-ish pattern to use with silk, something like Simplicity 1801:
I hope you’re aren’t tired of Vogue 8728 just yet … this one is my absolute favorite one:
I’ve posted about this one before … it’s Liberty Mark.
I even have a pair of shoes in Liberty Mark that match this dress.
Looking at this dress makes me so happy. I think I might wear it again this week.
I have a skirt made from this fabric as well, if by “have” you mean “it’s waiting at the bottom of the fix-it pile and will probably turn into crude oil before I get to it.” I also have a tiny bit of this fabric left over (might have to hit up that Shaukat link up above) in this colorway, and some in a bright pink poplin (that was part of the Liberty/Target collaboration, and that I found completely by accident in a NYC fabric store).
I still have some Vogue 8728s still to show you, including this one, which was the first one I made.
I am such a huge fan of mixed green-blue prints, like this one:
Side zip … eh:
And the back:
I love this dress, but honestly, if you’re going to go look at a dress today, go look at jorimoo’s Thesaurus Dress!
Well, well, well, what do we have here? Another Vogue 8728:
This is Liberty First Prize, which is one of my favorite prints.
I love the navy/khaki/camel colorway here, although I find it difficult to find things to match it in my black/gray/red-heavy wardrobe. (I’ve also made a dress in this same design, but in the maroon colorway.)
This back photo turned out a bit fuzzy, sorry about that. (There’s a better picture of it here.)
And in Dresses (the book) news — I’ve just seen its first library recommendation! Thank you, Brittany Adams, of the Calloway County Public Library!
Another Vogue 8728:
This isn’t my favorite of the 8728s, but it’s the one I wear the most. It’s really versatile.
I usually wear this (wait for it) with a cardigan, but it also looks nice over a thin long-sleeved scoopneck t-shirt and leggings (and ballet flats), or by itself with bare legs and black sandals. If I wear it with leggings it looks better with a longer, more vest-like sweater.
I end up wearing this with a black or a red cardigan although I’m always on the lookout for a cardigan in *exactly* this shade of grayish teal. If you know of one, shout out, okay?
This fabric is Liberty, but I can’t find/remember the style name …