Vogue 8409, another step towards my goal of filling my closet with cozy doubleknit dresses for winter. This doubleknit is made of actual wool, not the synthetic stuff—and it is positively luscious. I got the fabric at New York Elegant Fabrics and it's way more than I normally pay . . . but I just couldn't resist. (If you've missed it, here's my post on the basics of using doubleknits.)
Here's the pattern drawing.
It also required pink heels, obviously.
I did a few fancy construction techniques, like using Kenneth King's method for staying a neckline, which I highly recommend. I've also been working on a better center lapped zipper with the help of an article called "The Perfect Center-Back Zipper" in Threads #145 (a great issue all around, if you can get your hands on it). I didn't take a single mid-process photo, though. Since we're between sew-alongs, I've been enjoying just sewing and not feeling the need to document every step. Don't worry, I'm getting that out of my system!
A few parting shots. (It's driving me crazy that the bow appears lopsided in the photos. It's not really. That's just the one downside of saucily bumping your hip out!)