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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Vogue 1191 completed

Here is the finished dress. It does work in this print I think, I did shorten the hem by about 4 inches and I had to cut the sleeves slightly shorter (I am wearing them pushed up a bit in the photo below) so I am now wondering if I will be able to squeeze another version or 2 out of some plain jerseys I have in the stash. Even if I can't, I am definitely going to make this dress again and if that means a fabric shopping trip so be it!






To answer a couple of queries from earlier posts;

Marking jersey - I am very old school when it comes to marking fabric and for all internal markings I use tailor tacks. I like knowing that I can use this on any type of fabric and that I will be able to see the markings from both sides. The downside of course is that it is slower than other methods. For markings on a seamline or for ends of darts I just clip into the edge of the fabric in the seam allowance.

The waist facing - I found that this was necessary after all - as well as covering up all the pleats and giving a smooth neat finish on the inside, it gives something for the pleated skirt front to anchor to, leaving the twist part free. At least I think that is what's happening! In any case I recommend adding it in even though it seems like there are is too much fabric in the front twist already.


Back waist facing


Front waist facing

38 comments:

toy said...

I love this fabric, its beautiful. hmm I may have to put this one on my must sew list, but I'm wondering if I should do a solid instead.... anyway, yours is beautiful and you look great in it

Erica B. said...

Beautiful! Love the printed fabric you picked!

Anita said...

Понравилось!!!Поздравляю! Сшейте пожалуйста, еще такое платье только однотонное, будет лучше видно драпировки, успехов вам!

Sew4Fun said...

Lovely Alison. It's super flattering.

Karin said...

You look amazing in this dress! It really flatters your figure and it looks good made up in the print too!

bg-booms said...

Your dress is beautiful!!!!

Lori said...

Beautiful dress and fabric.

Rachel said...

Beautiful!!! It looks fabulous on you!!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Ditto what I said below since I managed to leave the comment on the wrong post...*LOL*

Nancy K said...

It's really gorgeous on you. So wonderfully flattering. I'd make a few of these too if I were you!

Jackie O said...

Beautiful dress and fabric.

Eugenia said...

Gorgeous dress, very elegant and flattering! I'm with you on tailor's tacks - I use them all the time - they're easy to see and easy to remove.

Susan said...

Gorgeous dress! You look great in it, too.

Handmade said...

Lovely dress - great fabric - suits you to a T!

Venus de Hilo said...

Great fabric choice for this pattern, and stunning on you!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Oh man, I have 2 1/2 projects lined up before this one. Don't know if I can wait that long!

Karen in VA said...

Beautiful all the way around...

Digs said...

You look terrific in this- thanks for the how-to tips, too!

Gail said...

Fabulous, although I think my passion for black and white makes me particularly disposed to loving this dress. I've added the pattern to my must sew list!

JoanneM said...

Allison,
This dress is LOVELY.
Is the fabric poly/lycra or rayon lycra?
I would like to make it, but I only have rayon lycra and that stuff can cling and is thin, whereas poly lycra seems to have more substance.
Fabulous!

katherine h said...

Fabulous fabric choice for a most fabulous dress!

Angela said...

What a beautiful dress!!

Inkstain said...

Well, you just disproved my theory on http://chanelno6.blogspot.com/ that these twist dresses didn't work with prints. This is a gorgeous and very flattering dress! Would you say it was easier, given the straightforward back, than the sleeveless DK version? And I note that this dress doesn't have a skirt lining. Is that a plus or minus, iyo?
Love your work,
Miss Hong Kong as ever, so go to the FCC for me and say hi to Tiger,
Inkstain
http://chanelno6.blogspot.com/

Sigrid said...

Beautiful!

Jane M said...

Wow, this is so beautiful I'm almost speechless. Note to self....make this dress! Thanks for sharing so much of it along the way. I'll be referring back to your pics and hints soon.

j.kaori said...

This dress is so beautiful! It is fabulous in a print fabric. You are such the dress guru --- I'm not a big dress person, but yours always turn out so beautifully, it is inspiring!

Omega said...

Beautiful dress, look great on you!

senaSews said...

Fantastic dress. It looks soo nice and beautiful on you. And the fabric works so well with that pattern. Great work!

Gorgeous Things said...

Late to the party. But that is one fabulous dress!

Tany said...

LOVE IT!!! What a gorgeous looking dress!

lin3arossa said...

It looks great with the busy fabric! Which do you like the fit of most? This of Vogue 1951's?

Anita (Summer Gypsy) said...

The dress is gorgeous. The black and white print is sensational and I love the wrap. Nice job.

amber said...

This dress is really stunning on you. Beautiful!

sewabeginner said...

Love this print; it's lovely made up for this dress. Beautiful!

angie.a said...

This is just really beautiful. Wonderful job!

Amanda S. said...

Er, I'm not sure how I missed this post... I love this gorgeous dress and the print is divine as well. I always buy the draped dress patterns but never seem to make any up. I suppose I'm intimidated for some reason. However, you certainly have mastered them!

Lisa said...

This is a beautiful dress , loving the print.

Victoria said...

Beautiful dress!!!