- 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.
Labels: 1353, dress, Finished Projects, v1353, Vogue
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Beautiful! And it looks definetly better on you than on the model. I didn't even take a closer look on Vogue's new patterns yet because of this thin model...ReplyDelete
I am ashamed to say I didn't notice how thin she was until I was putting the photo on this blog post. Then I compared her and me and saw how emaciated she is.Delete
You look gorgeous:) Love it.. you know the reason I didn't buy this pattern was because of the stupid model! Surely its photoshopped, look at her bloody arms!! GRRRReplyDelete
but you are gorgeous;)
Thanks... I KNOW. It is the arms, isn't it. No fat or muscle or anything. I hope it is photoshopped.Delete
I'm making this dress right now and I know another blogger is too, LOL! I love your gingham version, so cute! This is a great dress pattern IMO.ReplyDelete
Thanks! I can't wait to see yours... I am now following your blog on Bloglovin. 'y a pas trop de blogs bilingues. Ravie d'avoir trouve le tien.Delete
Very cute. Yeah the pattern model needs to eat all them cakes I've been eating heheReplyDelete
Too funny! I agree! She can eat all the chocolate and have the 10 pounds I gained in the last year, too.Delete
Oh I love your dress! ANd I agree that model could gain 15 pounds and still be too thin!ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous dress, and I love the pattern too, I hadn't noticed it before. And great job on matching the stripes on the lapped zipper.ReplyDelete
I have this pattern too, I think I mostly bought it because I like the fabric, but this super thin model is on other patterns too, those arms are too much to even look at.ReplyDelete