I was flying out of town for my cousin's wedding Thursday morning so naturally I had to start and make a dress Wednesday night! :) I already had the pattern and fabric planned out. The fabric was already pre-washed, but all the cutting and sewing happened Wednesday night after dinner. I used Vogue 8413 view C. The fabric was a berry ponte double knit from fabric.com. This dress was less than $20 to make! This dress was also part of my fall wardrobe (but not my PR wardrobe).
1. Removed the pleats from the front of the skirts
2. Didn't use interfacing on facings
3. Used an invisible zipper
I love this pattern and style! It definitely needed a belt and I don't own very many. I ended up going to Target the day before the wedding to buy a belt and a clutch. They were perfect! I think it was a good buy. :)
Because I was making it in a haste, I didn't finish my edges or hem the bottom of the dress. I will need to go back clean those up, but other than that I love my new dress! I received many compliments on this dress at the wedding despite my hap-hazardly construction. See my side seams don't even match... I need to fix that, too.
Hopefully I'll have some pictures up later of the clutch and back of the dress, but I don't have any right now.