I hope everyone is staying as healthy and sane as possible during these crazy times. We in the SF Bay Area have been doing the shelter-in-place thing for five weeks now and everyone's got a case of cabin fever. We're hoping restrictions ease up even just a tiny bit in May. Knitting and sewing have been good ways to pass some of the time. I finished this nice "dressy" dress not too long ago. It's made from this great abstract-y night skyscraper print that I bought in New York at Mood Fabrics when I went there last spring for vacation. The pattern is Vogue v1329, which I've sewn a couple of times before. I've never sewn it as a color blocked dress, and this still isn't a color block dress :). It's harder to see the pleats in a photo because of the print. I love the fit of this pattern - it's fitted but the pleats give it just the right amount of ease in the mid-section. My print is a cotton sateen that has a tiny bit of lycra which makes it even more comfy. It is lined with a very thin cotton voile and I always cut my linings with a bit more ease than the dress body. I had plenty of leftover fabric, so of course I had to make a matching mask, not that I'll be wearing this ensemble out anytime soon. :)
I love this dress and I'm hoping to be able to wear it out somewhere (anywhere!) soon. It will always remind of New York because of where I bought the fabric and because of look of the skyscrapers. I love NYC and hope to be able to visit it again after all this coronavirus threat is long gone.