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Date: 6/22/14 1:24 PM

I'm doing some advance research for a future project. I intend to make vogue v8648.

Initially I had planned to make view F, but after getting home and draping my fabric:



I think view C is going to work better. There is however a small but.....

I don't want to chop up my nice feature bodice fabric. So I plan to make it all on grain. According to one of the existing reviews for this pattern this should be ok, as the bias actually stretches more than you need round the waist.

I would like, if possible, to make the skirt straight grain as well. Given that it's fairly fitted is this asking for trouble? or would you said the lines on the fabric will look better leaving it on the bias for the side panels? Thanks!
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Date: 6/22/14 4:10 PM

I don't think you would like the outcome of bias cut side panels with your fabric choices.

This calls for a muslin to see if you need to adjust the size a tad to account for no give in the panels.

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Date: 6/22/14 10:22 PM

I know myself well enough, that I don't think I could even make the top of that dress pattern, (with all the princess seaming and the inset waist pieces) out of that particular geometric print rectangular square effect fabric, and I would not be able to get it all matched up, good enough so that visual it kept the print as is. So that is going to be a big toughie right there, and if you already don't like the skirt of it, made as is, I think that's one more strike against the particular fabrics being matched to the particular pattern even.

I really like the geometric pattern fabric on the top of the dummy with the white for the skirt a lot though, but maybe just find a more suitable sewing pattern instead for it, that would just work better from the get go, to get what you want out of it?
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Date: 6/23/14 2:59 AM

point taken, I know its going to make things a little more complicated. I intend to merge some of the waist band pieces so there's not as many seams - something other reviewers have done.

Last night I checked some of the bodice pattern pieces against the print. I think it will be doable with careful placement, but do appreciate the heads up!

I have a tendency to make things "interesting" for myself when it comes to choices so this is no different! I have done a bit of work cutting out patterned fabric and getting things to line up so it won't be my first project with this to consider. If it was I think I would be a bit more daunted.

a quick example to demonstrate, I used this:



to make this:




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Date: 7/5/14 5:40 AM

ok, I'm back again. I've been thinking how to get the skirt to work with the fabric I've chosen. I've looked around at other Vogue patterns to see if I can do a "franken" pattern by swapping over the skirt. I found vogue 8555 which also has a similar style waist band.

The darts should hopefully work better with the vertical lines and I then won't have to worry about bias cut panels. Do you think it would work?

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