May 4, 2016

Knit Cirque Dress



Way, way back in February when Carolyn was in town - we went to expo.  One of the things we did - besides buy fabric - was go to a couple of fashion shows.  The first fashion show we went to was the Tilton Sisters.  I fell in love with the Cirque Dress (Vogue 9112).  Mind you - it's not really dress length, it's a tunic.  There was a lovely dress in the talent show - that they had added 7" of length to and I was sold!  I looked at Carolyn and said - can I wear that?


I wasted 2 weekends tracing the pattern and trying to add length and keep the integrity of the pieces.  The first weekend - I tried to add the length just below the waist - I couldn't connect the lines.  The next weekend - I tried adding the length just at the bottom - again, I couldn't figure it out.




But - in the end, I just made it the length in the pattern.  Which was a good thing - because I barely had enough fabric to cut out.  In fact - I had to cut the collar lining in a solid color.  I also cut solid bias to finish the armholes.  The fabric is an incredibly drapey poly jersey - and while it wasn't a recommended fabric - it did have enough drape to be able to pull it off.  


This dress is way outside my norm - but I love it!  The fabric was a gift from Carolyn, the design was first seen with Carolyn - so maybe, just maybe I should call this The Carolyn Cirque dress.

8 comments :

  1. I like a tunic style on you. It will also be wonderful when the heat is on this summer. I am in Poulsbo and we have already had a lot of heat this spring so I am sewing more for the upcoming heat. Maybe in a few months wear it with some shorter cropped white leggings? Nice job.

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  2. I LOVE this!! I'm so glad you left it this length because it's perfect!! I want one just like it!

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  3. This is so cute on you! I love the print too!

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  4. I like this on you! I have similar fabric though I think it is in a different weight and thickness that I have yet to decide what to sew. I like how you used your fabric!

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  5. Love this on you! Love the fabric too. The pink on the collar is very nice. Great job!

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  6. I LOVE it!! I bought this pattern recently and would love to make it. So great!

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  7. I think this tunic/dress is a great look for you with the leggings. Very "modern" and stylish. :-)

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  8. Love it! That is so my style as well! It looks great with the leggings and I think it looks great on you!

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