New York Calling: Vogue 1314
Posted on Tuesday the 13th June 2017 by Saturday Night Stitch
Everyone has their own idea of what New York is like, mine came from Sex and the City which portrayed NYC as a bustling metropolis with an exciting array of people who value individuality. A place where everyone wears fabulous clothes (to my surprise - SATC was accurate).
So when we were headed to NYC during the half term - I had to consider what I would wear. What are you going to wear for New York? I mean this is New freaking York!!!! Home of Gossip Girl, Friends, Sex and the City, Girls and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Answer - channel my inner "Carrie".
What better way to channel my inner “Carrie” (minus the 5-inch heels) than to wear my latest #MCBN make: a Vogue 1314 sheath dress made in Art Gallery Knit Fabric - design 'Paparounes Crimson'. The relative simplicity of the Vogue Sewing Pattern design lends itself well to statement prints. I really like this pattern and I can see myself making at least 2 other versions in solid colours too. The ruching at the sides is a nice touch.
A note about the sizing on V1314 - I found that it ran large so I ended up using the size 8 instead of 12. This was my second make using this pattern so I strongly advise making a toile.
Allow me to wax lyrical about this fabric - it is GORGEOUS. I love the palette of sea blues, poppy pink and chalk white. Sewing with it was such a joy. Though it has a stripe effect - the stripes are not actually uniform in either colour or size so I didn't have to worry too much about stripe matching.
I felt right at home in the Big Apple for this photoshoot and the New York pavement was my catwalk; I felt fabulous and even got one compliment in the form of a tourist asking me for directions (which I can only assume meant I looked like a New Yorker...and no one, NO ONE, can convince me otherwise :-)!!!!
Until next time, Happy Sewing all!