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Friday, July 2, 2010

Vogue 8633 Dress

Thank you for the comments on the McCall's dress, it seems I am a bit of a prude! Anyway, the sun has come out here and yesterday was a public holiday so we had a BBQ party on our rooftop and I wore the dress. It was so cool and comfortable to wear that I'm no longer going to worry about the low back!

So here is another summer dress - Vogue 8633;


I made view B, the straight skirt, sleeveless version in the border print Japanese cotton I bought in NY from Metro Textiles. I say border print, on closer inspection of the fabric which has a signature on it, I think it is supposed to go up the other way, beige at the top, black at the bottom. Originally I wanted the striped section to be nearer the hem, but I didn't have enough fabric for that and stubbornly decided to make it anyway. As it turns out I am really happy with the finished dress and stripe placement, it's a bit more unusual.


This dress was easy to make and the darts in the bodice give it great shape. I changed the order of construction so that I sewed the side seams last - I like to do this so I can fine tune the fit, although it does make it harder to match up the horizontal seamlines. I also didn't add the lining.

This is a Vogue options pattern and there are indeed many possibilities for this dress, I'm sure I'm going to make it again.


42 comments:

senaSews said...

Fantastic dress. You made perfect use of the fabric. I love the placing of the border!

Sue said...

Super, gorgeous dress. I love where you placed the striped section.

Lori said...

Wonderful dress, the fabric is wonderful.

Cindy said...

I bought this pattern and was hoping to see it made up before I try it. I love the stripes. I always have had good luck with the Vogue easy option patterns, and I agree the possibilities are endless!

Mae said...

Your dress is gorgeous. Looking at the envelope illustration I had thought the pattern looked interesting but 'not for me', but now I want it!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I have had this piece in my collection now for 2 years. Have I made it up ~ nope! But now I want to dig mine out and make something as gorgeous as this dress! Wow! It's beautiful!

Hills said...

That border provides the perfect pop to that dress. Great job.

JoanneM said...

Another gorgeous dress. Love the border print. I am now going to look at this pattern more seriously!

Shari said...

Beautiful dress! Great fabric choice.

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Wonderful dress. Looks wonderful on you. You've given me an idea for a piece of border print I have.
Angela

Karin van D. said...

Gorgeous, I think those stripes make it even more special. Very nice!

Rachel said...

That is a gorgeous dress!!! I love the way you worked the border print.

Trudy Callan said...

Fabulous dress. Love the border.

Trudy
www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

Nancy K said...

A great summer dress. I like the stripe placement.

Rebecca said...

I love the border placement!

Birgitte said...

Stunning dress on you!

rosemarie said...

Love it! You look fantastic.

Eugenia said...

Wow, that's a really beautiful dress. The fabric is gorgeous and you have used it to amazing effect!

Five Guineas said...

I agree with Mae, I wasn't keen on the envelope picture but yours looks great! I will be adding this to my list!

a little sewing on the side said...

fantastic! The placement of the stripe is genius. I love it as adesign element. I like that neckline on you, too. It is graceful.

Vicki said...

I like what you have done with the border. Very nice. I am liking this pattern.

Adrienne said...

I love it!!!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I love how you placed the border, it's perfect and the dress looks beautiful on you!

Dana said...

Great dress! I'm inspired to make my own since I do have that pattern. If I can remember, I'm going to try using your order of construction too.

Dilliander said...

Lovely dress and a great use of the border print. The New York collection is coming along nicely!

gwensews said...

That's a great dress. Love the color blocking!

Michelle said...

What a perfect fabric for that dress! Great use of the border print. Love the dress!

j.kaori said...

Wonderful dress. I love where the stripes are placed and the style is so chic!

BrusselsSprout_Katharine said...

Another cheer for the stripe placement

Angela said...

I love this dress and think that the stripe placement is perfect! I wanted to pick up this pattern at the last sale, but wasn't available in my size. :( I must keep searching.. yours is just stunning on you!!

Summerset said...

Love it - the shape is perfect for defining such a tiny waist! The stripe placement is interesting and different.

Karen said...

I've looked at that fabric at Metro a few times and could never decide what to do with it. Maybe I was overthinking the whole thing, because your dress is fabulous and a perfect use of that stripe.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love it! I've been wanting to get around to this dress forever, so glad to see it made up. Did your fabric have stretch?

Dei said...

Necessity is the mother of invention. Don't you love how forced alternatives turn out so well. This is a fabulous interpretation and it suits you very well. Well done.

CBH said...

Love the dress. It looks fantastic on you! Great job.

Alethia said...

Your dress looks fantastic on you! I love the way you decided to place the stripes. It worked well. I'm glad to see yours; I bought this pattern and decided not to make it because the model on the front of the envelope does this dress no justice. I wasn't sure how it would look made up. You've revived my hope again. I think I'm gonna try it. Thanks!

amber said...

You are on a roll lately! :) I just used the bottom half of this pattern in a frankenpattern. It's a great design and I plan to use it again, too.

VIRGINIA J said...

I read Carolyn's comment on your dress and she was right it is beautiful. Now I know why she has not will power. Or does not know how to use it. All she needs to say is I will use my power to buy the fabric and then there is no problem.

Kathryn, aka fzxdoc said...

Beautiful dress!

Suzie said...

Oh wow, I have just discovered your lovely blog through a link from the Slapdash Sewist - and I'm so glad I did! I love all the beautiful pieces you have made, especially this gorgeous dress!!!!! Love it!

MAD14kt said...

I L*KE!

cidell said...

This is hilarious. I *just* finished this dress over the 4th of July weekend. Same fabric, same pattern, full skirt. Carolyn sent me the same material three years ago and I just got around to sewing it up! I was looking up her post so I could see when I got the material and it linked back here. Funny!