As I attempt to trudge through finals, I have had no time to sew. I have been waiting for the perfect summer-like day to wear this dress. But, until then, I will post the pictures of her on my dress form.
I wanted to make this dress in a solid dark color for an kinda elegant look. Since it required so much material and I wanted to make sure that I would be able to alter it with no problems, I decided to make a muslin. You cant tell, but there are tiny little tulips on this calico print from Joann Fabrics. The fabric was around $2/yd so it was justified that I could scrap it if I messed up.
|I lined the bow|
I have been waiting so long to post this and the alterations I made to it. It was my first time sewing a Vogue pattern and it was shockingly easy. I raised the back about 4 inches to fit my low back bra that I already had. When looking for reviews or how other people wore it, I saw no mention of undergarment suggestions...
I did consider moving the ties down to where a bra would be, but it seemed structurally unsound and I felt like it would also look weird in the back.
I only have two gripes about this pattern. One is the extremely high neck line in the front. If I wasn't so concerned with fixing up the back I would have taken the neckline down just about 1/2" or so. Also, it calls for self lining. Had I done that, I'm pretty sure that I would have ran out of fabric. Just a caution.
So I present to you.... *drumroll please*
I can't wait to wear this dress. NYC weather needs to get it together!!! Sigh. It took me Scandal Season 1 episodes 2-7 to hem this dress.... Fair warning. :-p