I’m not sure that there is much more to say about this pattern! It was incredibly fast for me to sew, as I made all my alterations a couple of renditions ago. It’s shortened a little through the torso on both the front and the upper back piece, and the cowl has been deepened considerable to ensure that it stays inside the neckline where it should. It’s size 14 throughout otherwise.
The fabric is a viscose blend jersey from Darn Cheap Fabrics, and has a lovely soft handle. It didn’t come from the $2 per metre table – I actually paid full price, around $6.95 per metre for this one! The colours and print called to me and I simply couldn’t resist. It has the additional benefit of being a busy enough print that it semi-disguises the bulges. (Talking about the bulges, I have just re-joined the gym. Here’s to a slimmer, fitter, healthier and more energised Lara in a few months time).
I wore this out to dinner with my husband last night for our 14th wedding anniversary, which took place during the week while he was interstate on business. The meal was divine and the service superb, and as my husband said, it was the first time for ages that we had the opportunity to talk for a couple of hours uninterrupted. That happens when you’ve got young children and busy work lives. Many thanks to our beautiful babysitter and it was a good reminder that I need to organise date night more often. Especially if I need to make a new dress to wear for it! Although it won’t be Vogue 1250 next time – I’ve just passed the pattern on to another friend who has some divine fabric earmarked for it.