I also came to my senses and decided that rushing to make something new for the wedding I am attending would probably end in disaster. In July, Erica B came to a similar conclusion for an upcoming event and grabbed a DKNY dress from her closet. I have decided to do the same and hope some of her fabulousness wears off on me! I even commented at the time which is why I can remember it.........
You know whenever I have made something last minute I have not been truly happy with it. I generally adore DK patterns and this one looks fantastic on you."
I'm going to wear Donna Karan, Vogue 1159 a very similar dress to Erica's. I'll try and get some decent photos at the wedding.
But, I still had to make something new to take so I have made two simple knit cowl tops using up some remnants in my stash. I'm sure I could keep my stash much tidier without all these small half cut raggedy pieces. Both needed a bit of creative piecing of the fabric scraps, but I managed it.
This one is a silk jersey, made using the famous Vogue 1250 Donna Karan (again!) dress, shortened to a top. The jersey, which feels divine to wear is very drapy so I found I needed to stitch the neckline together a bit to control it. To get it out of my small piece of fabric I added a centre back seam and a band at the hem, the busy print means you can hardly see these extra seams.
This grey top with metallic silver stripes was made using Burdastyle magazine 05/2012 - 110. I started out with my usual size 38 and found it to be huge, I had to take it in at the side seams by a good 2 sizes to get the fit I wanted. The short on fabric solution for this one is a back hem panel with the stripes going in the opposite direction. Excuse the wrinkles!