Monday, July 18

The Vogue Woman.....Vogue 1329 with Video Tutorial

What is it about this dress that makes me feel so "En-Vogue?"  I know this is an old pattern, and that so many have made it before.  When I first saw this pattern I just could not bring myself to make it in the same black and white as the pattern envelope.  I liked the style for sure...that color blocking is really a very nice touch.  But for me, I had to wait to allow my creative innards to tell me what to make...that fabric jeanie in my heart had to rise up and give me a vision.  Color makes all the difference!!
I made so many alterations to this pattern, I feel bad trying to explain it all in written form....

Here goes, I'll at least list the changes for you reading folk and leave a link to my video for you folks who love to see the work in action.
Construction and Pattern Details:
Vogue 1329 made in an Eileen Fisher ponte knit similar to this one here.

  • Created a v-neck
  • Omitted the back zipper since the knit is so stretchy
  • created facings for the lower armholes where there is no yoke
  • topstitched the yoke front and back and hem


Alterations:
Tissue fitting and evaluation on video explaining the alterations needed.


  • Erect back
  • gaping armholes front and back by darting the seam line on the yokes
  • Sway back adjustment across center back and side back
  • Created a v-neck 
  • 1/2 of a FBA on left front using slash and spread
  • 1/2 of a FBA on right side using slash (see video demonstration) along with absorbing the resulting side dart.
  • added an extra inch at the back hips only (video shows how to measure the pattern and determine hip level.)
I was so comfortable wearing this dress, that I'm already geared and ready to make this again in a blue.  However, next time, I think I'll add a tad bit more to the hem.  Although, it felt good, I just like a little more coverage on my thighs for this style of dress for when I sit down.  Otherwise...as long as I have the v-neck, it is a win-win wardrobe piece.  The video of my changes are here.....
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