Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cherry Print Vogue


Don't you love it when a pattern and fabric come together perfectly? This is my second version of the vintage reprint Vogue 8728, I love how flattering the gathered bust and how easy it is to put together. The last version I made was too big (even though I followed the finished measurements) so I made this one two sizes smaller. I measured the actual pattern and it was 2 inches bigger than it said it was. This is not the kind of pattern that you would want too much ease!

For this version I used a lightweight rayon with some stretch in a cherry print, from Mood in NYC. I love this Fabric! It's lightweight and silky, but was easy to sew. I used a ballpoint needle in the smallest size I could find, the only difficult part was sewing the skirt to the bodice, it kept wiggling around. 

I made this dress for Easter, and it felt very springy. I even ordered a matching belt from Pat's Custom Buttons and Belts. This dress is the perfect blend of vintage and modern, I could even make a third version! 





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15 comments:

  1. That's really unusual fabric! Love it!!

    I bet you're very proud!

    Bundana
    @ http://www.bundana.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. You are on a definite winner here with this pattern - and just love the cherry fabric!

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  3. This looks fantastic on you! What a flattering fit.

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  4. Oooh, so pretty! I'm particularly interested in this one because I recently bought this pattern. I'll definitely be measuring my pattern pieces based on your experience with it!

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  5. This is lovely.. I like the neck line. Well done.

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  6. So pretty and flattering! This dress is on my ever-increasing list of things to sew, so I'll definitely make a note to check measurements. Looks great!

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  7. Beautiful. It was a great decision to grade down the sizing. It fits like a glove and looks absolutely perfect.

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  8. Really liking this pattern! Great dress!

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  9. It looks lovely, a pattern I might overlook normally, but you have made me reconsider!!

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  10. Hi, this looks great! Did you use the shoulder pads like the directions ask for? I'd love to make this dress, but I'm really not a fan of shoulder pads on me... With pads or without, you really made it work, just lovely!

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    1. No shoulder pads for me!

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    2. Cool, thanks! I'll give it a shot!

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  11. I just made this pattern and we have similar issues! I needed to make it a couple sizes smaller but LOVE it. Your cherry version is wonderful : )

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  12. OK...how to ask this politely... I normally have to make a full bust adjustment for the girls. Did you have to do that here? Are you normally able to use the pattern measurements? I have to use high bust and adjust from there. Just wondering as I was hoping to use this for a formal in black with contrast pink silk taffeta in the bust area.

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    1. hi Lady
      I didn't have to do any bust adjustments to this pattern. It runs really big. Your version sounds really cute can't wait to see.

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