Monday, October 13, 2014

Vogue 8648: Lace dress

 

 
 
I have a wedding coming up in October so needed a special dress for it (any excuse to sew some frosting!)

I bought this fabric a couple of years ago just after I'd started sewing. I found it in Spotlight and fell in love with it back then.....Well, now I look at it and mostly notice the fact that its a poly knit with the lace overlayed and the stretch runs opposite to how I'd prefer - I feel like the lace is on its side but that's what you get for poly knit from spotlight I guess.


Size wise: its a sz 20 with a 1" FBA, 1" swayback and a forward shoulder of 1". I sewed the underbust seam with only a 1/4" seam allowance, I've adjusted the pattern for in the future with another 3/4" of length to the front only to add a bit more length.

The waistband is pleated, easier than I thought even though I wasted a heap of paper trying to understand how to pleat it and how wide to do the pleats. I am pretty happy with my pleat matching at the sides though!


The bodice is lined, I didn't worry about lining the waistband, it seems quite sturdy because of the pleating.


Added pockets from Simplicity 2588. These are my go to in-seam pockets, I like how they attach into the waistband which keeps them in place.

 
I'm really happy with the bodice fit on this - after a couple more tweaks I think it will be my TNT dress bodice.

14 comments:

  1. Great job, Suzy. This is a really pretty style on you. The waistband looks awesome.

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  2. Yep also agreeing - very pretty dress, perfect wedding style. Big tick :)

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  3. What a cute dress! And the fit is perfect. Great job.

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  4. Love this dress on you! The pleated waistband is awesome!! What a great idea!!

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  5. Nicely done! That waist detail is lovely!

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  6. SO pretty.Fits so well, and looks nice on you. Best wishes on the upcoming wedding.

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  7. The finishings are wonderful. What a cool dress and perfect for the wedding...unless you make another wonderful outfit. You have such lovely clothes.

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  8. Wow, what a skirt! And as always, the perfect colour way and perfection in construction. Enjoy the day.

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  9. That is gorgeous, Suzy! The fit and style is awesome on you ~ love that waistband detail ... enjoy the wedding ... J

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  10. Dang, Suzy! This is gorgeous. Rad pleats, BTW!

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  11. Good looking out with the share about the in-seam pockets, Ms. Suzy. I just acquired this pattern as a Craftsy affiliate. I chose a couture course which features this pattern so I'm on the lookout for sewists who look like me (read that not thin as a rail) and how they look in this frock. Truly I will be sewing the view with the narrow skirt; don't want to emphasize my hips on this one.

    Now I'm off to read your blog. Glad I "found" you, dear sewist.

    Cheers,

    Lyric
    http://www.sewlyricallyvintage.wordpress.com

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  12. Gorgeous dress. I really like the waistband. The skirt is lovely. I really like pockets that attach to the waistband too. Flappy pockets is something I try to avoid.

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  13. I love everything about this dress!! Well done!!

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  14. This is a win in every way...very flattering and well done. I love the pleating at the waist. <3

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