Friday, November 26, 2010

SWAP 2011 - Option #2

Option #2 of the SWAP contest allows for two dresses.  I have chosen these:

Pattern:                 Vogue 7993 from 1953

Description:           Flared shirt with shaped centre-front
                             section, joins the bodice at waistline. 
                             Gathers above a shaped med-section, cut
                             in one with neck-band.  Low V-neck-line,
                             higher in back.  Short sleeves or 3/4 length
                             push up sleeves.

Fabric:                   Black and red irredescent from Fabric
                             Fix, Manchester, NH.

New Techniques:   Invisible zipper, covered buttons, hand
                            made belt, hong kong finished seams, 
                            waist stay. 

Pattern:               Vogue 7609 from 1952

Description:          Four piece skirt with inverted pleat at sides
                           and at centre-back; released from waist-line.
                           Pocket from side seams.  Skirt joins bodice
                           at waist-line.  Bodice buttons below a narrow
                           shaped band, cut in one with front of gathered
                           kimono sleeves.  Low oval neck-line.

Fabric:                 Black silk charmeuse purchased from LA
                           Garment District.
                           Black/off white polka dot silk chiffon purchased
                           from LA Garment District.

New Techniques:  Bound button holes, french seams, invisible
                           zipper, covered buttons, hand made belt, 
                           waist stay.


  1. Those two dresses are awesome! That first one is especially beautiful, such a great neckline.

    I noticed from your profile that you live in Manchester! I live about 40 minutes or so north of you and used to live in Manchester about 10 years ago. That was before Lavine's closed and before Marty moved and sold almost all the apparel goods. Boy, that second floor of Marty's used to be fabulous, sigh. I spend quite a bit of time in Concord because my kids go to school there and we go to church there. Let me know if you want to meet up sometime, I haven't been to Fabric Fix in a while (I go every 2 or 3 months), and probably should go soon just to see what they have.

  2. I'd love to meet up. Let's do that after the holidays. I'll be in touch.