A little late to the party, this is Vogue 1247. So many beautiful makes of this top have been seen around the interwebs since it came out. Unbelievably it is now out of print. I had listed it in a sewing planning post, and it stayed on my to-sew list all of that time. I bought my copy off eBay, figuring better buy now since they will be hard to find soon. This fabric has been in my stash for years, it is from Darn Cheap. I bought it because it was so beautiful and interesting but then had no idea what to do with it. I thought if I wasn't careful it could look very old. My inspiration came from watching old Project Runway All Stars episodes and seeing how Viktor Luna works with print in season 3.
|Look at him looking so dapper|
This dress in particular really gave me the "A HA" moment. Break up the pattern. Instead of looking at it as a painting look at the shapes and forms that I can use. I already had the pattern in my list at that point.
|peek of a Melbourne train|
The back is cut in two so you can see the print not as broken up, as on the front. These photo's were taken by a good friend during a late afternoon BBQ. She was really uncomfortable taking a photo of me front on, as this goes against her instinct's. Angled shots make me look less fat, but don't really show off the top which was the point of the exercise. I took this shots on the ACME mannequin when I got home.
|Ugly lazy person bar tack|