This weekend was graduation weekend. To start things off, school held a reception for us and our friends and families at the Organization of American States. For the reception, I made Vogue 8574, the shorter version. I used some navy Casa Collections fabric (crepe back satin maybe?) I bought on clearance months ago that I had planned to use as a sort of muslin for another dress I am dying to make, but can't find the pattern for.
For the lining I used scraps left over from a blouse I am currently making:
This pattern is very easy to make and Vogue says it's good for all body types. I definitely recommend it if you're looking for a simple cocktail or evening dress (there is a floor length option). My favorite part is the pockets:
Be mindful that it is a pretty deep split in the bodice. When you're standing it's fine, but when I was seated, you could see my bra. Also, if I had more time (I "finished" the dress about 2 1/2 hours before the reception), I would've put darts in the bodice...it gaps a a little in the bust. Regardless, I think it came out well. I received several compliments. :)
Yesterday was Commencement....