Added Dec 12, 2011
Made from Vogue 8307, using a silk boucle from Tessuti whose colour-way is called ‘Octopus’ Garden’. It was a disturbingly loosely woven fabric, so I interfaced and underlined all the bodice and sleeve pieces before putting together, as well as using horsehair canvas to give the collar some structure.
The pattern would have you make a big feature out of three large buttons or toggle closures, but as my fabric is really rather busy, I decided to keep it to hidden snap closures instead. To emphasize the collar which would otherwise become lost against the fabric texture, I added a bias binding trim around all the edges in a matching teal blue dupion. I’m in love with the end result :)
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