Dresses: Day 59

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 for her !

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Dresses: Day 58

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 … but it’s always nice to have more, if you’ve read the book and want to have your say!

Dresses: Day 57

I bet you know what is coming, yes? Another Vogue 8728.

This fabric is called “” — 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

 

Thoughts?

Dresses: Day 56

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 .

 

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).

 

Dresses: Day 54

Well, well, well, what do we have here? Another Vogue 8728:

This is Liberty , 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 !

Dresses: Day 53

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 …