Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Vogue 1183 less formal

Vogue 1183 has been in my pattern collection for a long time. It's a lovely dress by Kay Unger. Very nice design lines with waist accent.


The only "problem": it's a more formal style and in my life I have only limited need for formal dresses.
At some point I was inspired to make this dress in denim and use topstitching in another color, as done on jeans. Unfortunately I didn't take notes on size used or changes made, I just have two pictures that I shared with my sewing friends on Whatsapp. I moved the center back zipper to the side and am certain that I took it in on the center back neckline, as I usually do. The waist is interfaced and has two layers of fabric to give it more stability.





It's a dress I loved to wear this summer. I did not line it and it was cool on a hot day. As you can see in the first picture the fabric was not very thick. For me a good combination of fabric and pattern.

12 comments:

  1. I love your new dress! I'm trying to think of other fabrics to use for some of my formal patterns too.

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  2. Excellent idea! The topstitching really highlights those beautiful design lines.

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  3. Wat een mooie jurk is het in denim. Slimme stofkeuze

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  4. I have that pattern too and yet to make it up. The denim looks great in that style.

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  5. What a fantastic idea! It looks so sharp in the denim twill.

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  6. Thank you for sharing such a great idea!

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  7. That's a great way to rethink a pattern!

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  8. I really like your idea and will try it myself.

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  9. Welcome back! Hope everything is fine! Beautiful dress!

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  10. You can't beat a denim classic for upping the wardrobe possibilities. Beautiful work as always, Sigrid.

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  11. It's great to see you back Sigrid. Did you realise that your nexdt and previous buttons are the worng way round? I clicked next and on the cable sweater post and was taken back to MArch 2019.
    Also, I don't know if it is intentional but your posts don't feed all the way through to feedly.
    Kate

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    1. Thank you for mentioning this. I was not aware of it and have now changed it. I used a theme that was available online and apparently there was a glitch in the xml-coding.
      I'm not intentionally adding any code to limit what you can see in Feedly or any other reader. So I think I can't change the way my posts are shown.

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