Monday, August 12, 2019

Yves Saint Laurent Ready to Wear, Design Details, A Very Wearable Simple Blue Dress

Years ago this little YSL beauty came across my path and I had to have it.  So many of the runways show styles that we can not find a place for in our every day lives.  There are so many other styles that they don't show that are in the atelier that are more wearable.  This is one of them.

The silhouette is simple, yet it has a pocket, and good materials and thoughtful details. 

Bust shaping, happens at the center front and bust dart, and the deep armholes.
The neckline is very flattering, and the straps are placed to cover bra straps.

The skirt shaping happens at the center front seam and two topstitched dart shaped tucks.

These are beautiful heavy mother of pearl buttons

The waist is held closed by a hook and eye, as well as the armhole closure

Back shaping down the center back and the waist curve

Back skirt has a center back seam and two darts on each side

There are no buttonholes, the facing gaps, form the buttonholes

And my favorite, the pocket, which is quite deep at 12"

The facings and linings are just as beautiful..

More to come as the summer burns on....


Anonymous said...

That button hole formed by gaps in the facing stitching technique is fascinating - I have a couple blouses made like that, one worked out perfectly and the other I got totally confused (too much thinking about it instead of going with the flow?). Anyway, well worth trying out.


celkalee said...

Now that is a beauty!

ELMO said...

Hi Ceci, I have yet to try this technique, so it should be interesting.

Hi Celkalee, It's such a shame this no longer fits (insert crying emoji here)