I have been busy with quite a few lovely commissions and although have made a few things for myself and Ms T, not had time to post. Earlier in the year when the Eve Appeal patterns campaign was on I bought Vogue 1484 for Ms T, she love the shape and thought it would be a fun dress to wear. Decided not to have the sheer top to the dress and chose this fun bandanna fabric with an anti-static lining.
The pattern matching isn't perfect, this is down to the pattern not lining up along the print and next time I'll buy an extra half a meter to help.
One tip I would have when fitting a concealed zip is to tack it in before stitching. I guess I'm picky to finish and always leave in my tacking if it wont be seen, it means I know where the zip will be and it doesn't shift when sewn. I found from instagram I'm not alone with this.
Pattern: Vogue 1484
Fabrics: Bandanna print & anti static lining
Pattern description: Lined dress (fitting through bust) has collar, yoke, princess seams, bias sleeve and armhole binding, slightly shaped hemline and invisible back zip.
Pattern Sizing: I did make a toile to help with fitting and the pattern did make to size, the princess seams do really make a full bust adjustment so easy to do.
Did it look like the photo/line drawing on the pattern once finished? Yes.
What did you like or dislike about the pattern? It was a straight forward, easy make, not using a sheer probably made this so. I would love to make another using a sheer or lace and if I have time before Christmas will do. It's a great party dress.
Did I make any pattern alterations or design changes? The only changes I made were for fitting.
Would I sew it again or recommend to others? Yes, would make again and it is a great well written pattern. Not for a beginner, but not tricky.
Conclusion: Ms T loves it and that is all that matters to me. And with a little cut off fabric managed to make Flo a bandanna to match x