This Donna Karan designed pattern by Vogue (Vogue 1179) has received some great reviews over on the website Pattern Review and when I saw some grey graphic stretch fabric on the clearance table at Spotlight, I thought the two could make a good combination. And for $3.50 total for the fabric, I didn't see any reason not to go ahead with a test run.
While Brett refers to this as my "sack dress", the advantange is that it is comfy, easy to wear and easy to sew (and this version was cheap!). While compliments were not flowing at home, there were some from fellow Mums at a children's party on the weekend, so I'm still swaying between "yay" or "nay".
Secretly though I was a little bit happy when the weather was cooling down so I could start wearing it as it is a nice change from jeans and a tee. Combined with tights, it is a safe combination for venturing out with a
toddler who still persists on being cuddled and carried. Dressing up with a cardie and scarf is easy or I just wear it with tights and a pair of ballet flats.
While after the intial "sack" comment, I quickly disposed of the pattern, I did have a change of heart and won a copy of the pattern back through a blog competition hosted by the Perfect Nose. Thank you TJ!! I think this pattern and me is just meant to be. Although every time I look at the photo, it looks like I have something hiding under that middle.
My full pattern review is here.
PS. I'm also looking for a nice red lipstick so if you have any recommendations please let me know in your comments.