Monday, December 1, 2014

A quick dress – Vogue 8946

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Two weeks ago I made this dress. It was very, very quick to make and I would classify it as an instant gratification project. Bought the fabric, washed and dried it on the same day as cutting and sewing the dress. I’ve worn it a few times since already, definitely a winner for me.

Initially I planned to make it from a plain fabric as I thought the pattern lines would be more obvious which probably is true, but I chose to make it from this printed fabric anyhow. I can always make a plain version later.

I did not line the dress and did not use a zipper. It’s a stretch fabric and a wide neckline. No need for a zipper. If I were to line it I would most likely use a lining with stretch too, with no need to insert a zipper.

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I made the neckline a bit deeper and finished it with a strip of fabric as is usually done in t-shirts. By experience from former Vogue patterns and a bit of measuring I cut out a size 12 in the shoulders, tapering to 14 at bust height and adding a bit extra to the hip to the size 16. Which is all smaller than the sizes I should have used if I would have taken the size chart. Then I should have started with a size 16 for the bust. It would have been a sack on me. This is just right and I even used a two way stretch fabric instead of the recommended four way stretch.

I’m quite pleased with the result and might make another one soon.

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Would love this scenery in the background every day!

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7 comments:

Tany said...

Just beautiful Sigrid! I've made this dress too and I'm loving your printed version! Well done!
Hugs

McCall Pattern said...

Very nice!

Nancy K said...

Very nice Sigrid! I love it in a print, especially this one.

Dilliander said...

Gorgeous, such a lovely style.

Vicki said...

Its a great pattern and looks good in your print.

Bunny said...

This is lovely on you and the colors are wonderful with your coloring. Very nice.

shams said...

Wow, what a beautiful dress, Sigrid!