And here we have Vogue 1152 - Rebecca Taylor dress. It's a very pretty design with some lovely details: shoulder yoke, gathered sleeves with cuff, gathered panel piece with contrasting piping at the centre front, shirt style hem, elasticed mid section at back. I made it in a lovely lightweight cotton from The Fabric Store at Surry Hills (I think that's where it came from??).
Having read a few reviews, I cut the front bodice on the fold and raised the V Neck by 5cm. I cut the neckline and front panel piece as one and lined the body of the dress. I feel that the neckline is still a little low, and the neckline doesn't fit exactly snugly around my bodice - perhaps because I cut it on the fold? On the sleeves - I kept the stitching lines in for the little pleats at the sleeve cap.
I managed to fine tune my rolled hemming skills on the lining section - it worked really well - wasn't game enough to try it on the curves of the shirt tail hem shape. Verdict? Well, I feel self conscious about the depth of the neckline and the little bit of bagginess around the neckline, but have since been told that I'm being too critical ??? It's pretty and summery and cute, but probably not my 100% favourite.
On a slightly different note, here is a snap of Nicole and me at NEIL DIAMOND!!!! It was a terrific concert at Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley Vineyards, and I am wearing a top blogged about here. That guy sure can entertain - he has a fantastic repertoire and a superb voice!!