Dress is almost complete

I took a few photos to show the almost completed dress with and without the jacket.

I had some real fitting issues with this dress. I think most were of my own making. It could be that the dress runs large. I thought I needed to add to the back on this dress and really did not need to do this. I ended up using 3/4 to 1 inch seam allowances. I am okay with the fit right now but it still feels a little large in the shoulders and under the arms.

This is the dress pattern-Vogue 8319. The drawing makes the dress appear to be tapered. It is not. Mine is now. It was very straight down from the waist/hip area. I ended up taking an additional 1/2 expanding to 1 inch seam allowance from waist to hemline. This improved the look of the dress on me and was more of what I thought it was going to look like.

The shoulder is extended as it looks in the pattern drawing. I think I could have cut mine about 1/4 to 3/8 shorter.

I only have to hem the dress and the lining and attached the lining to dress at the vent. Jacket still needs buttonholes and buttons. I found the right buttons for the jacket. With the weather being as it is, I will be able to wear the dress next week.

Here is a link to photos of the dress with and without jacket.

Comments

  1. This is a great looking outfit. I'm glad to see this because I, too, have been admiring the pattern. When you said it wasn't tapered, did you mean through the waist or below the hips? And what jacket pattern is that? LOVE it. Great job!

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  2. What a nice dress. Can you tell us about the fabric - it looks great.

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  3. Linda ~ Wow! The dress is pretty but the two pieces together are amazing...definitely worth the wait!

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  4. Beautiful dress and jacket. I love the shading on the fabric. Is your dress black or is it a gray? It's hard to tell from the photos. When you have the buttons on, I'd love to see the jacket again. Great job, Linda.

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  5. I admired the pattern when you first talked about it, and it is even prettier made up.

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  6. Both the jacket and the dress are amazing. You did a wonderful job with them.

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  7. At the risk of posting this twice (there may have been a problem between the keyboard and chair that would produce such):

    That looks great, Linda! I, too, would like to know more about the fabric. It has an almost reptilian quality--snakeskin?

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  8. I was recently "tagged" and instructed to tag 7 others. So.... you've been tagged.

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  9. Beautifully done. I love your style.

    Cennetta

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  10. What a cool dress! I love thearmholes on it. They are nice and high. And the fabric is gorge!

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  11. What a lovely jacket and dress! Thanks for reviewing it! I have this pattern in my stash and love it. Now I can't wait to make it up.

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