Saturday, January 7, 2012 The Good Wife

I'm sure most of you will agree that there never seems to be enough time in the day to do all the things you HAVE to do, much less the things you WANT to do.  One of the casualties of my time deficiency has been my television viewing.  I am a huge T.V. fan, as proofed by my list of 73 series recordings on my DVR.  (I really should weed through this list, especially since some of these shows are now cancelled.)  But, I often find I have to forgo watching some of my favorite programs until a more convenient time.  Thank goodness for On Demand because I was able to get through the entire season of "Boardwalk Empire" and "Dexter", and catch the most recent episodes of "The Good Wife" over the Christmas break.

I've always been a fan of asymmetrical styling, so it really caught my eye when the Good Wife lead character, portrayed by Julianna Margulies, wore a black mock-wrap knit dress.

I went online to get a better look at the dress's details, and fell in love with its styling which included "leather" elbow patches and zippered sleeve vent.

"leather" elbow patches

zippered sleeve vent
So, I launched a search for a pattern similar in styling, and remembered reading a pattern review about 2 years ago for Vogue 8305.  This pattern includes a mock wrap dress and top, a jacket with shaped fronts which can be wrapped, and pants with shaped waistband and hemline vent. 


Unfortunately for me, this pattern is out-of-print, and would cost me approximately $30 if I bought it directly from Vogue Patterns.  I shared with you how much I LOVE a pattern sale, so the thought of paying full price for this pattern caused me to hyperventilate.  I was, however, able to find it on eBay for about half the price - still more than I'm used to paying, but I can live with this price.  So, it's my goal to make my version of the Good Wife dress by January 31st - once I find the time (wink).

Also, I bought these platforms by Market at DSW today - on sale, of course!!  Oh my, but they are lovely, and I can so see wearing them with this dress.  I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Be blessed!!



  1. I cant wait to see the dress when your done making it! I feel you, buying patterns out of print can be very expensive. This pattern is worth it because you have a lot of options.

  2. Thanks for commenting...I really appreciate it...I am looking forward to making this dress...hopefully, the correct sized pattern will arrive this week....I did put that "Jan. 31st" deadline on this project and I'd like to remain true to it, if possible.