Colour me in
Added Jan 11, 2011
I am fairly obsessed with sewing work dresses of late – there’s just something about only having to deal with one item of clothing that suits my non-morning-person self.
This one is from an early 60s Spadea pattern, designed by Herbert Sondheim (for any musical theatre lovers out there (NOT ME), that’s Stephen Sondheim’s father), with the colour scheme Mad Men in inspiration. I’ve made this from wool tweed and silk dupioni, both backed with silk organza because the tweed was a little too drapey for the tailored design.
I did make a muslin but didn’t bother sewing the hated sleeve gussets before deciding the fit was perfect – mistake! So its a bit roomy around the shoulders. No matter, I still rather love the dress.
Ellen Tracy wool tweed