I’ve had this pattern in my stash for a long time and for some reason decided to make it up using a silk scarf I’ve also had for a while. A very fragile silk scarf!
The pattern is Vogue 1291, a Sandra Betzina design and I bought it, I think, to make up one of the many pieces of silk chiffon in my stash.
Anyway, using this scarf was one of my poorer decisions (and I make plenty of poor decisions), because the pattern had a couple of tricky bits, the fabric slipped and slithered, and then, even with the finest needle I could thread, it just went into holes. There was no unpicking this baby!
You will see that I have side splits. The pattern doesn’t have side slits, but I have no idea how it is supposed to get over the more exuberant parts of my body, so I had to leave the sides open, and then belt it to stop it slumping everywhere. It was also supposed to have a pin hem. Pin hem? Not on this fabric! I, instead, chose to use the rolled hem on my overlocker which was successful up to a point. I did note that the fabric and rolled hem parted ways in a couple of places, but chose to ignore that little problem.
I am wearing it out to dinner and had been thinking that we may have had a warmer evening. Given the cool temperature I am wearing a long sleeved tube dress under it, and can now see that the top probably needed to be lengthened.
I am also not convinced I have it on the right way round. There is an overlapping part of the sleeve which can’t really be seen from either direction.
I might make it again in something more stable, but then again I might not waste my energy. I certainly won’t be using silk chiffon to make it again.
The details: Pattern is Vogue 1291 and I used a silk scarf from Heaven Wrapped in Claremont. Belt is Dolce & Gabbana and tube dress came from Sab Five Five, Claremont. Necklace is a Victorian mourning piece. Bottom line? I will not be having this one in regular rotation!