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|Vogue Patterns: V8615 (Easy Fit) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||2/23/13 5:55 PM |
|Last Updated:||2/24/13 3:51 AM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Fabric:||wool/rayon blend [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|The first reason this pattern is great is because of the fitting options you have in it. It has different pattern pieces for all cup sizes, which is a unique feature in a B cup dominated world (both pattern companies and ready to wear base their sizes on a standard B cup bust size.) Now I fortunately for me am a B myself, but, the different size combinations allow you to fit as close to your exact measurements as possible. Because of the ease added to most commercial patterns, I usually have too much freedom in my bodices, and here, comparing the flat measurements to of the pattern to my own I was able to adjust the fit to my personal preference. |
The directions were also clear and easy to follow. I learned a great new way of lining a garment almost entirely by machine and under-stitching the lining to the seam allowances. I used a new method I learned from a Craftsy tailoring course to install the sleeves (adding stripes of self fabric cut on the bias- look it up!), and for the first time used horse hair to support the hem of the full skirt (it sure gives it definition!).
The dress is fully lined with some crazy print rayon fabric I had in my stash. I hand picked the zipper, which works great especially if you use beeswax to strengthen the thread. Doing it by hand is a couture touch and is not "a must", I did it this time cause I took the dress to Paris with me and had to finish it quickly. The bodice is also underlined, with Tull(!) I tried it cause I wanted to give gentle support and be able to catch stitch the seam allowances, without making the dress too heavy or warm to wear. I am not sure I have found my perfect underlining yet.. And one last thing- I added a waist stay, to hold the weight of the skirt.
you can find a post with more pictures and details here-
and the inside work here-
thanks for reading!
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