Sunday, December 18, 2011

Vogue 1220 and our Soiree

Here is Vogue 1220 - A Donna Karan design in Martin & Savage's KUDOS fabric - 55% Linen, 28% Polyester, 15% Viscose and 2 % Spandex. - hope you're impressed with all that accuracy!



I made a straight Size 12. The fabric estimate requires 2.6m of 150cm wide fabric - I only had 2.25metres of 130cm wide fabric - so I squeezed every last drop out of this  - and I had to cut the belt short and put a join in, and I also had to put a join in the placket. I didn't cut the bias strip for the back neckline raw edge - I just used some satin bias binding. I fused interfacing to the hem facings - glad I did - provides far better structure. I raised the placket positioning about 5 cm higher than suggested so that the neckline wasn't too deep. I also interfaced the inside facing to support the buttons, and I think I should have also interfaced the whole front facing section and also slip stitched it in place as I found it popping out every now and again - I can still do that.

Great design, interesting lines and shape - shame my fabric creased so much - but that's linen! or should I say 55% linen!

Here are a few snaps of our Handmade Sewing Studio's End of Year Celebration at Cozzies Cafe Swansea - lovely night - some raffles and tissue pattern flower decorations .... thanks everyone for coming - fantastic company and great food!



11 comments:

  1. Of course I am impressed with your accuracy:-)
    The dress is lovely, just perfect for summer and so figure flattering too! I don't think the creases matter. Just makes it look like real linen!

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  2. Great dress, very wearable. I agree with Karin, if it's linen....it creases! Looks like you had a great time at your break-up. Wonderful opportunity to go out and have some fun.

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  3. That is such a cool looking dress. You've done a great job on it. It looks perfect to me.

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  4. Wow, great dress, looks perfect on you. This one is on my list to make, good to see such a lovely version.

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  5. Pretty dress and it looks great on you.

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  6. You made the perfect lets-do-lunch dress. I love it.

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  7. I love it. The fabric is gorgeous and perfect for this pattern.

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  8. I love this dress on you! It looks very elegant. I'd wear it everywhere!

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  9. Gorgeous dress, love the colour and I am a big fan of linen. Cozzies is a great spot.

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  10. You've done a great job. This pattern is one of eight or nine dresses that I'm waiting to see. A European winter holiday has rather overtaken them.

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