Wednesday, March 13, 2013

V8813, a cool weather version

This Marcy Tilton pattern is a favorite. The first one I made convinced me that I really like dresses, well some dresses. Vogue 8813 is a super pattern.

This one is made from wool, probably considered gauze though it's opaque. It's navy with a cream thread creating a checked pattern.

I added piping that I made from silk/cotton radiance. I also used a necktie from Goodwill for binding around the neckline and the armholes. Finally I added a little sashiko.

deconstructed necktie
Maybe it's too much of a rerun from the first version, but it is for a different season. I think I'm going to enjoy this one as a sort-of jumper, maybe with leggings or tights.

The little French house dress for cool weather.

The first day of spring is right around the corner, so now I'm ready to make clothes with color.


  1. What a fantastic idea using a necktie as binding. Dress looks stunning.

  2. Repeat as many times as you want!! This is wonderful and I love the use of the tie.

  3. Hi Martha. What a wonderful dress pattern. I like what you have done with the white piping. I love those pockets.