Sunday, August 24, 2014

Methinks I should make another one...

Another Kay Unger dress, that is.

I picked up Vogue 1353 recently.  I've had it in mind for a while.

Beth of SunnyGal Studio posted a helpful exposé of this pattern a year ago.  Her initial review ended on a sour note, but she recently made it again so I guess she loves it after all.

And I have this.  It's a silk sari.  Luckily, the dress is lined because the sari is pretty sheer.  It's woven with a seersucker grid which livens up the plain part in the middle.  

This pattern is ideal for a border print, because the hem is completely straight.  

I have it in mind to try to cut the front neck using the rounded ochre part, and the rest of the bodice in red. But I reserve the right to change my mind. I might cut the skirt double, if I have enough fabric...


  1. However you decide to cut the fabric, I feel certain that your dress will be beautiful and well-fitted. I've been admiring your work for several years and enjoy seeing your creations. Best wishes from Toronto.

  2. WOW! What beautiful fabric! And I love that pattern can't wait to see it sewn up.

  3. Wow, you can have some serious fun planning out this fabric layout! Can't wait to see what you decide. I find when I have that challenge I think of a new layout and usually settle on one at the last moment.

  4. Meant to say I think of a new layout every day for days and the one I eventually choose is usually a last minute decision.

  5. That fabric is gorgeous! I can understand the pattern review from Beth but it is a cute dress on her. I can't even imagine what you will create but I know it will gorgeous.