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Posted on:1/4/02 2:07 PM
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MirrorQueen said... (7/27/13 7:56 AM) Reply
Hi there Ladies, I am still in the process of making this dress; all going well so far. Could you tell me, what seam finishes did you use for the skirt seams...........french seams or other method. I am worried about this part as I am concerned to get the seams looking really good. I am using silk charmeuse!!
MirrorQueen said... (7/3/13 3:14 PM) Reply
I am in the process of making this dress and am spending the time making a muslin. Wish I could open the pictures that mamafix posted?? The only alteration I have had to make on my muslin is to add 1inch in total at the hipline, so 1/4" on each of the back piece and it has worked like a dream.
damsel said... (11/4/07 1:27 AM) Reply
As I am an odd shape (lower half bigger than the top half) I have found that my mock up of the dress is waaay to big on top and a touch too tight on the bottom. Has anyone successfully altered this dress on the top half? I can work the bottom half, but the top seems to be a bit more difficult. Overall though, the mock up was a lot easier than it looked to make. Just a shame it doesn't fit properly.
Mog said... (1/13/07 10:53 PM) Reply
really helpful! I am in love with vintage vogue but havn't tried to make anything yet, it was really encouraging to hear that it looks good! I think I might just go out and start making it!
mumu said... (3/24/06 1:46 PM) Reply
please bring back the picture link. i'm considering this for a wedding dress.
tout-sweet said... (10/16/05 4:30 AM) Reply
I made this for my daughter-in-law's wedding dress. I used a gorgeous flowy silk charmeuse in a liquid silver color. The dress was absolutely smashing! My d-i-l has an hour-glass figure with small waist and beautiful large bust. To increase the cup size it was necessary to add a bust dart. I made it parallel to the diagonal front bodice seam, and it looked like it was supposed to be there. D-i-l bought a low-backed bra and I adjusted the back opening of the dress so that the bra was hidden, and also built in bra-strap holders so the shoulder straps wouldn't sneak out. The lapped bias seams went together beautifully. The dress was a joy to make, and surprisingly easy.
Robin Denning said... (8/4/04 2:46 PM) Reply
Looks good. I think the reason the belt might have looked wrong is because you used a fairly stiff fabric. Maybe with a charmeuse, it would have draped a bit? anyway, look great! congrats
TSingh said... (7/21/03 1:24 PM) Reply
I love the dress. I find myself wanting to see how the back of it looks on you though. Thanks for the sweet story on your web page.
Debspuncturedthumb said... (5/24/03 3:30 PM) Reply
Your choice of fabric is simply gorgeous and what a great job you did with this dress! This pattern has intrigued me from the first time it was released and I've thought it would be interesting as an exercise in alot of 'vintage' hand sewing techniques. Because of the geometry of the pieces I can easily see this gown in two muted medium dark colors of the same type of fabric for drape and a novel vintage appearance. I have been holding off on buying this pattern and considering this as a project because of what I can see would be a bigger than usual 'job' of altering it to fit my quirky measurements that span a few sizes and require lengthening as well-those geometric pieces would have to be changed somewhat in the muslin and I think for anyone who does not fit the Vogue sloper as closely this project might require more than one muslin!
said... (4/22/02 12:46 PM) Reply
Wow, you certainly do look stunning in red. The dress is just lovely. I've bought several vintage patterns, but haven't tried any yet. It doesn't sound like you faced any special challenges with regard to fit. ( I understand that the retro patterns tend to have very little ease in them.) The seaming sound very interesting; thank you for posting.
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said... (2/3/02 5:15 AM) Reply
linda inspired me to make this dress, too. I made it out of a very drapey crepe-backed satin, red, of course! I also did no basting on the overlapped, edgestitched seams. Instead, I secured each seam first with Steam-a-Seam 2, cutting it the exact length of the seam and easing the bias-cut edges back to their appropriate length as I finger-pressed the Seam-a-Seam tape on prior to pressing it. This method worked great. I love the dress, although I think it is more of a cocktail/dinner evening gown than a dancing type of evening gown, the straps being kind of slippery. Oh, and I followed linda's recommendation and self lined the bodice--a stroke of genius on her part, I think! Kathryn
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said... (1/7/02 9:28 PM) Reply
linda, the pictures look wonderful, and the dress is a tribute to your expertise as an excellent sewist. Excellent job! Kathryn
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said... (1/5/02 8:32 PM) Reply
one of my all-time favorite patterns - although I doubt I'll ever get to wear it. I was unable to open the garment picture, however. It sounds like it would look smashing.
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