I agree. Ms. Aniston looks great in everything! Love this dress! I want one! That being said, it looks like a regular slip dress with extra material around the bodice and the waist. It looks like the extra material around the bodice is attached at the straps. If you can find a pattern for a slip dress and add those extra details, I think you would be all set!
However, the material choice is what separates the men from the boys here. I am not sure where you live, but I was just remarking to my mom after a trip to the local JoAnn's; the fabric choices suck here in NW Ohio. Maybe you could look for designer fabric online or maybe you live in a larger city.
I wanted to post because I live in Toledo, but I don't know where you would do that. There are some local clothing stores around town, maybe in Sylvania or downtown. Maybe pick up a City Paper and look through the ads in the back.
This IS an old thread. Just a heads up. Fiberworx is closing and they are having a going out of business sale as I write this. I haven't been because it was so expensive and I am so broke, but if you are in the area, then by all means check it out.
I'm sure you will do great! On the pattern instructions, there is an explanation of what the symbols mean. I am not an expert sewist by any means, and I learned by doing and making mistakes, over and over. I think the most important thing to remember is this (it's advice my mom adds on to all sewing advice she gives me):
Always sew right sides together. Especially if you are sewing in linings.
Good luck and don't be afraid to rip out seams that don't work!
Does anyone have this magazine, Vogue Patterns, from November with the green tote on the cover. I am trying to find the pattern number for it. I sent away for a back issue, but Hancock Fabrics' Vogue pattern sale ($3.88 ea.!) starts tomorrow and I can't wait!
In the latest Vogue Pattern magazine, there is a really cut shirt dress. The number is V8352. I haven't made it, but I am going to. There is a thread on Craftster where a member made a really cut shirtdress. If you do a search, you could probably find it.