Thursday, May 17, 2012

Vogue 1284 Finis!

You didn't think I forgot about you, did you?  I've taken a break from blog-land to pursue other interests.  tee-hee.

 Vogue 1284 is finished and I've had a chance to wear it.  I love it!  I love the easy style and comfortable fit, yet the skirt length and slit give a feminine charm- this is no caftan.  I did make several adjustments to the pattern, I made no bust adjustments, merely lengthened the darts up to the bust circle.
The opening looks better in front on me, but not on the form

Welt pocket

oops, I should've pulled the skirt down in back


 I wore it with the opening in front and a cami underneath, both the skirt and top slit give this a more fashion forward look, in my opinion.  Like all the clothes we make for ourselves, fabric choice is most important; I chose a very fluid double knit, this pattern requires something that will fall slightly close to the body in order to give the top movement.  This outfit reminds me of something that was worn by Bud's naughty sister in 'Splendor in the Grass,'  do you remember that one?  I always thought I'd like a dress like that- now I have it.

I'd like to thank you all for coming over to see my clothes and I hope that you are all enjoying your sewing projects.  I'm trying to figure out what to make next...

6 comments:

  1. I love this, so great to see it made up without the strange distracting Vogue cover poses. I think Buds sister will want to borrow it often, sans camisole of course.

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    1. I think you're right, no camisole for her!

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  2. Exquisite dress. It looks effortlessly simple but I bet a lot of work went into that one! A classic I believe! And welcome back!

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    1. Thanks Ruth, it wasn't to difficult, just took a bit of time to get the fit I wanted.

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  3. This is one gorgeous dress.I love the colour and style. Isn't it lovely when we make something we really love!

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    1. Thanks Diana, this is the reason that I sew, most of what I like is out of my price range and doe not fit well either.

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