This fall, one of the fabrics I received in my order from Mood Fabrics was Grey Solid Suiting Ponte.
This fabric has a great drape and a grey/black texture stripe to it – very subtle, but makes it interesting and, it was just $10/yard!
I selected Vogue 8742 after seeing such great results and positive reviews on PatternReview.com. It’s a pattern I’ve had for a while and is now out of print, which is a real shame. If you have it and haven’t used it yet – I highly recommend it.
The good news with this project, is that the pattern was super easy. The instructions are clear, it’s well drafted, a great style and is easy to wear – another of those “dress up/dress down” versatile pieces. What more could you ask for?
The bad news, is I used the wrong mark on my serger and instead of 5/8″ seams, I sewed 7/8″ seams. Oops.
Here’s a pic – small only because of my poor photo skills (I did something to my camera setting that I have to figure out!).
I actually could have gotten away with it (with some heavy-duty Spanx) but instead, I gave it to my sister. She is thrilled and is taking the “dressing it up option” to wear it to a holiday party.
I really love this pattern and was disappointed this version didn’t quite work for me, but I have 2 more in the works – cranberry red and black. I’ll post when those are finished.
The cranberry is not a very good quality fabric so I’m not sure how it will turn out. The black is a nice weight fabric I bought at Mood on a visit last week (pre-holiday fun day in the city with my daughter who was home from school :)).
Hopefully one of these will work out (and be finished!) for me to wear to a holiday party!