Sunday, November 3, 2013

French Housedress--vogue 8813

I made this pattern some time ago and learned from the mistakes I made then. This is a Marcy Tilton design and I like the flowing style of it. It feeds into my fondness for lagenlook. I scored about 6-8 metres of raw silk at a thrift store so I felt I had to use it up. I used huge vintage buttons on the pockets.

With a cashmere sweater and a silk scarf, I'm ready for cooler weather. 

8 comments:

Patti said...

ooh, love this and with the sweater on top it is so fall-ready! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

This dress is gorgeous!! The color, the use of trim... housedress? Not. I'm amused by your use of the term Lagen Look. I hate almost all tight clothes so I guess I'm a Lagen devotee too. Your belt pulls it in beautifully however. I had been envisioning making a long dress in a similar shape, with a wide belt. Thanks for the additional inspiration. You look fantastic. XXOO

Ariane Lasalle said...

The blue fabric got my attention right away !
I love dresses they are so easy, stylish and versatile -

Arianexo

Share my Garden said...

This dress looks lovely. I would have liked some close up photos to see the detailing. Big pockets I love! And note to self to get a waist-cinching belt.

Val Sparkle said...

Love it! Comfy, pretty, pocketed, and homemade. It's fabulous!

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

How beautiful you look ... this is one of my favorite color combinations of all time. Very flattering and a great example of your high creativity and skills.
I gotta get by here more often ...
Thanks for posting this.

Zalina Walton said...

That is a beautiful patterned dress. I admire your patience for sewing such a beautiful dress.

pao said...

Oh it's so pretty. The turquoise silk was a great idea and the black design. Not to mention the belt which would never have crossed my mind. I love your version of the French House Dress - although yours is anything but.