I bought this Vogue pattern when it was introduced. I could not resist those sleeves. I did not have any fabric in mind but I knew the right fabric would inspire me at some point. While planning my Holiday outfits I came across this velour that had been in my stash for a few years. I immediately thought of this pattern. I chose to use silk chiffon for the underlayers of the sleeves.
The pattern describes the dress as semi-fitted. Normally I would have taken the sides in to make the dress a little more fitted. We were going to be having a seven course meal so I figured the more forgiving silhouette would be preferable.
The back has darts that create some nice shaping. I chose to omit the center back zipper because my fabric has plenty of stretch. I also lined the dress with swimsuit lining. The velour did not have much body so the lining added some stability.
As 2016 comes to a close here on the West Coast, I wish you all a New Year filled with good cheer and happiness and of course many sewing successes!