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.