Well summer here in the District of Columbia and Maryland is coming to and end 🙁 However, the summer type of weather does not end until the end of September sometimes into October.
So I create this dress with the fabric above using Vogue 9100. I had this fabric in my stash but it came from Fabricmart Fabrics. Its a cotton twill with a bit of stretch to it. I cut the custom fit size 14 but I could have used a 12 because of the stretch. I wind up taking out about 2 to 3″ in the back because it did not fit.
I just love that this skirt is flowy but with gathers vs pleats.. The princess seams and use of the D cup really fit nice and I had no fit issues. The back fit close to perfect with the exception of taking our a few inches.
The major plus about this dress is it has pockets! I do not know why pockets on a dress have become such an obsession lately! But I just made a shirt dress without pockets and I so regret it, I keep searching to put my hands in my pockets all day!
Anyway I love my dress its so fitting to kick it off with these cute Micheal Khors shoes that I got a few years ago.. cute gold hardware bow and kitten heel!
Do you like my dress? 🙂
At 8:00 am yesterday morning the jacket looked like this ..
By 9:30 PM the jacket was completed to this below!
Pattern Sizing: 14
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Nothing its a great sporty jacket
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Just changed how the sleeves are inserted with the lining.
Good Day Curvy Girls!
I debated for sometime what my first blog would be about, while I desire to mostly blog about myself who is a “shrinking” curvy girl and my fashion / shopping addiction. I will and desire to focus on other issues and areas of fashion and shopping.
While doing my daily online “wish” shopping I came across an article in Vogue Itilia. This article was published in June 2011 about seeing more plus-sized models in fashion magazines.
I am very proud to see this article as well as the photos of the chosen three models. I was not aware that Vogue Italia did this issue on plus-size models and I have to say it is tastefully done! While some of the photos are nude it disposes the myth of how curvy girls really look. I am so happy to see this feature in Vogue Italia and I can’t wait to see more. It reminds me of the black issue that they did two years ago that no one has done since.
Do I think we will see more of this in the states? No I do not, we still have people who say they were sickened at the sight of seeing Janet Jackson’s breast *side eye*. So more real curvy girl photos in magazines isa long way coming however the fact remains that it is coming.
Here are more photos of the June 2011 issue here (disclaimer about photos):
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