The “Mademoiselle” Dress
Fabric: Tweed from Hanoi (gifted!), ultra soft acetate lining
Pattern: I used my bodice block but you can try Very Easy Vogue 8147
Notions: Invisible zip
Time to complete: 4 hours
First worn: April 2012
Wear again? Definitely yes, especially to work!
Total price: USD 2 (only paid for invisible zip and lining)
A friend returned from Hanoi with these lovely tweed that screams Chanel! It has been sitting my stash for about a year and The Pink Challenge came just in time. It was a choice between a classic Chanel or another pink number from Louis Vuitton Resort 2011 collection. I wanted the focus to be on the fabric so I choose to make a classic shift dress derived from my bodice block.
I made use of the selvage for the hem and lined the dress with concealed lining. A Chanel dress is never complete without some trimmings, which I have yet to be able to find in the local stores. I will definitely sew on additional trimmings along the armhole and hem to complete the Chanel look!