Monday, March 18, 2013

Vogue dress and me

I have basically completed the dress but still tweaking.  My expectation for this dress and the outcome are not quite in sync.  

The dress has cutting lines for 14-16 and for 18-20 (or 22); not for 14, 16, 18 and 20.  I am not sure if that is a factor or not but this dress has, on me anyway,  a lot of ease!  I took even deeper seams at the waistline on the side seams and took deeper seams below bust stopping at  waist, then below tummy, I took deeper seams to hem line.   

Once I inserted the sleeves on the dropped shoulder, it had a different look and unfortunately not one I think I like.  I may try inserting a raglan/dropped shoulder pad, not very thick to see if this helps the drape of the sleeve.

The only thing left to do is hem it and sew hook and eye for back closure.  I am somewhat disappointed with the dress as the drawing on the model gave me a different idea on who this dress was going to look.  Photos later.

Next up is tops as I want to participate in Faye's top sew along.  I have some great woven and knit fabrics for some new top patterns I am wanting to try.

5 comments:

  1. I dislike when patterns are sized that way. They are drafted for the larger of the size range so if you fall into the lower size, you either have to make it smaller or go to the next smaller size range and cut larger. Grrrr!

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    1. I was surprised to see the pattern drafted this way when I opened it. I usually see this with some knit tops and the like, not a dress like this one.

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  2. Good thing you've enough sewing/fitting experience that you can make the dress work in spite of the lack of decent pattern sizing. Hope you can get along with the sleeves after installing shoulder pads.

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    1. Thanks Mary Beth. I am trying to make it work!!!I hate spending so much time on a project and in the end it just is not going to work.

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  3. Linda thanks for joining the sewalong!!!

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