I already posted a picture of my grey version of Vogue 1220 on my dressform, and thank-you all for all the lovely comments! But as my husband has kindly taken some live action photos of it I’m afraid here it is again, with bonus additional musing on having made the same dress twice. (Oh and for Clare: the sateen for this one came from Cloth House in London, and another good place to find it is the Fancy Silk Store in Birmingham. I don’t know any web shops that do it though – anyone?)
Here’s the grey version of the dress again:
Below is the blue version. It’s quite a lot shorter. I think the blue one looks better in the pictures (wearing impractically high heels helps as well) but the grey one’s certainly easier to wear!
I don’t very often make up a pattern twice in almost identical fabric like these two. When I do, I find I either wear each one half as often or one version (usually the older one which fits less well) gets relegated to the back of the wardrobe because it’s less satisfactory than the other.
I am hoping this style will be the exception because of the pockets. I don’t have enough dresses with pockets so the ones that do tend to get worn a lot.