Thursday, March 17, 2011

FO: Vogue 1189 Dress

Wow... does time fly! It's definitely been a busy few months in every aspect of life... I have been sewing as time permitted so little by little I will be catching up on finished items. My last post left you with a preview so here's the final product!

I've never been really good with meeting any of my self-imposed sewing deadlines (or sew-a-longs for that matter), so this dress was not finished in time for our anniversary; however, I did wear to my brother's graduation at the beginning of December. :)

Pattern: Vogue 1189
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Fabric: 100% polyester Watercolor Silky Print (@ $6.99/ yd) from Joann

Mods:
  • Did not use elastic in the waist or the sleeve bands. I do recommend them though... I realized they're necessary at least of the sleeve bands to keep them up.
  • Accidentally cutout the sleeves in the same direction... I had enough fabric to cut-out another sleeve but it seemed to work fine... I guess this wasn't an intentional modification.

Total Cost: approx. $28.50

Notes: The pattern was easy to work with... it was the fabric that was difficult because it was so slippery. I eventually used fabric stabilizer which was definitely helpful. I do like that the fabric is crinkled and doesn't wrinkle easily; however, that also means is doesn't press well with an iron. Overall, it was a fun pattern, and I love the braid trim even though I wish mine was a little more even.

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Other updates:
Lady Grey Coat - slow progress on the handstitching... I hope to finish by next winter because it's definitely spring here in Texas. :)

15 comments:

Rebecca said...

Your dress is much cuter than the pattern picture. I never bought the pattern because I thought it looked like a bathrobe. Your version definitely doesn't. :)

Karin said...

You look great! I have this pattern in my stash and haven't done anything with it. You inspire me to get moving!

Sophia said...

Your dress looks fantastic, and those shoes are so cute paired with it! Good job!

Sheila said...

Lovely dress and also like the shoes you paired with it.

Adelaide B said...

Cute! Your dress does indeed look better than the one on the pattern envelope!

toy said...

I'm happy it worked out for you, this is very happy photo, the shoes are cute too

Faye Lewis said...

What a wonderful dress. I really like that on you.

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

WOW! This is beautiful! I have this pattern in my stash; perhaps I should finally purchase some fabric to make it up. Your version is so nice.

Sonia said...

You look gorgeous in your dress :) Very nice!

MushyWear said...

Great to hear from you again! The dress is beautiful and you look gorgeous in it. I love the colors and your awesome pumps. Lovely picture of you and your brother! It's a keeper.

Angela said...

Thanks so much, ladies! Those pairs of shoes are one of my favorite!

vivatveritas said...

the dress looks fantastic on you! i love the crossed over front, i think its great for nursing... xo!

Big in Japan said...

I really like the colors of this fabric and you look stunning in the dress! Who cares about the deadlines if you are ending up with winners like this dress!

Faye Lewis said...

I'm just so glad that you are participating. Please do post your blouses, we'd love to see them and the new bottoms that you will create.

Lynneb said...

That's a really, really cute dress. I miss seeing your projects!