November 19, 2014

WORK WEAR: VOGUE 8939 #3...

...I made this dress twice last year (one for myself and one for my Mom) both in classic black.  Back in the summer when I found this maroon sweatery knit Vogue 8939 immediately came to mine.  This dress has been ready for a couple of months (posted here) and today seemed just the right time to give it a test drive.   I don't mind having two of these dress in my closet one little bit, and might even give it one more go should I come across just the right fabric when ever I have time to shop through my stash.

I love this pattern - just four pattern pieces, made for knits and what attracted to me most is that it has no bust darts.  I HATE bust darts in a knit garment.  The dress wore wonderfully and just my style.  I can dress it up or down, it just really fits my lifestyle.

We've had some drastic weather the last couple of days.  Temperatures have dropped tremendously here as they have all over the country.  Yesterday a tornado even touched down in an adjacent county.  Thank God it only took out a barn and a storage unit - they said it was only on the ground for one minute.  The word C-H-I-L-L-Y was not enough to describe today making me decide that I need a new black coat...

10 comments:

  1. Very cute dress!

    My parents are in GA but they know not to tell me it's "cold" there! ;-) stay warm!

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    1. Thanks Mrs. Smith. You are right, our cold doesn't compare to yours.

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  2. Love that color! I'm sporting a sweater dress today too as we are freezing here in Florida. 30s and 40s are frigid for me!

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    1. Thanks Debbie. I saw your sweater dress - very cute!

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  3. Lovely dress Faye. Strangely enough, we're having quite mild weather here on the east coast of Canada but that can't last!

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  4. That dress is really pretty, and the color is great on you. My son in Knoxville said it was 18 degrees yesterday morning, so I am sure that the South is not happy with the weather at this time. I went on a sewing jag the last 2 weekends and turned out 5 new dresses for Thanksgiving week. Nothing like new dresses to make you feel better as you cook for days on end! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  5. Thank you Marjie. I'd love to see your 5 new dresses, bet they are beautiful.

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