- Fabric: cotton gingham on sale for about 4.00 a yard (3 yards). Total cost was under $20.00. The lining was super-cheap and something I had on-hand in a white poplin.
- Zipper: the pattern calls for an invisible zipper, but I put in a lapped zipper because I would have had to go to the store and deal with the OUTSIDE. Not into it. Voilà. Lapped it is. There is a great free tutorial on it on Craftsy. Craftsy Mastering Zipper Techniques Class
- Facings: The pattern called for a facing on the hems of both the lining and the dress. I didn't put them in. I just turned the hem on the skirt twice and serged the lining edge. I actually made it a lot shorter than the skirt... I didn't have much lining fabric and didn't want to buy any more.
- Length: I made this just past my knees. The pattern has it just above, but that length doesn't look good on me.
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Monday, July 15, 2013
Vogue 1353 in Gingham
I have seen some good reviews for Vogue 1353 recently and thought I would give it a try. I have had some so-so dress successes lately. Which have resulted in a finished dress in my closet that I don't wear. Out of the last 4 dresses, 3 have been full-on MEH. Here is the finished dress. I like it and I have actually worn it to work. Yay! None of the last four have made it out of the house.