I got my second piece of my mini wardrobe done today! Started cutting out at 10 am and by 5 pm I was finished. I’ll admit there was some lollygagging in there, but not a whole lot. Here she is: Vogue 8825!
I really wasn’t sure this print would work in this dress, and I’m still not positive I’ve used this fabric optimally, but I’m digging the result anyway. Midway through my day of sewing I was really doubting it, and from then, and until the end of sewing it all I could think of was
And thus, this dress shall forevermore (or for the time being) be knighted in the name of Anchorman.
Now this is an assertive polyester print in an easy wearing style that
Veronica Corningstone would approve of.
This thing may look a little funky, but it feels AWESOME on. I cut a 12 and the only alterations I made were taking the cuffs in 1″ (and I could’ve easily taken them in another half-inch) and shortening the dress by 4″. If I were to do it again, I’d probably shorten the sleeves a couple of inches, but that’s really all I’d change.
Sewing where the back neck and both parts of the sleeve (2 piece raglan dolman) met (3 pattern pieces meeting into one corner) was a little tricky, but that was the only thing that gave me any trouble at all. If I didn’t have such a busy pattern to attempt to match (It roughly matches most places) I would’ve cut the back bodice/sleeve on the fold since the CB is a straight line. The CB of the skirt is not straight, so that would still need to be cut into two pieces regardless of no zipper being used.
I’ve even taken the dress out for a test drive already – for SUSHI!
And my completion schedule:
Jacket by 9/19
Trousers by 9/26
Skirt by 9/29