Sunday, January 18, 2015

Mentoring event and V9024

As noted in my earlier post, I had an event to go to last night.  The perfect event for me to final wear Vogue 9024.  DH gave me high compliments on the dress and said "Alma would be impressed".  Alma was my grandmother who taught me to sew and from whom I got the sewing gene.

I was/am pleased with the fit of the dress with an exception of the back.  I posted a little about this during the sewing process with this dress.  It is apparent that there is still pooling in the back and I did not insert shoulder pads as I thought about doing.    Of late I have been doing almost an inch adjustment to back length on many patterns and when you viewing the back view in the picture I should have taken another 1/2 inch with this.  I can live with it as it is now.

So without further ado::::::
Front view-fabric Mood and Gorgeous Fabrics

Back view, with pooling

Left side view-princess seam

Right side view-waist and bust dart, peplum is attached at side seam
The temperatures last night were in the 20's so running from car to event center was not so bad with a lined mostly wool dress.

The event was a great success with over 100 individuals in attendance.  Staff did a great job of putting this together and was a honor to acknowledge mentors who give of their time and talents to support at-risk youth.

20 comments:

  1. You did an amazing job on your dress Linda.

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    1. Thank you, there were some fitting challenges.

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  2. It is still a very smart dress. I read some years ago that the back length in patterns had increased since earlier decades as people are becoming more round shouldered, therefor lengthening the back - computers and sitting.

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  3. great job and very original combination of fabrics.

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    1. Thank you! I debated on the contrast fabric and decided to go with it.

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  4. Beautiful dress that really compliments your coloring as well!

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    1. Thanks Ann. My hair color continues it ongoing changes as I age and I am always trying to figure out what shades will work now!

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  5. Beautiful, Linda! You got an amazing fit, and the fabrics are gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Coco! I debated over the fabric combo for awhile and decided to go with it.

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  6. What a stylish dress. The colors are perfect for you.

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  7. The dress looks wonderful on you. Really love the fabric combination you used.

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