Saturday, 15 January 2011

Faux wrap - Vogue 8379

This is my favourite faux wrap dress that I've made before. At our last sewing session, my sewing buddies were all making something in green so this is my first green piece of 2011. Yes - green with envy...

I added a grey/green piece of lace on the neckline and then added some beading to lift the neckline. The girls at work commented on it. They're so used to seeing my wardrobe change that it's only when I do something different that they comment. I bought the fabric from The Fabric Store early last year with Sharon.
This has my normal adjustments: sway back adjustment, roll shoulder adjustment, shortened hem line and I use the sleeve size without the cuff.


This week I saw a couple of episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, so I used the striped knit burgundy and gave it a bit of 70's treatment on the neckline and cuffs.


The nice thing is I orginally used the 14 size pattern and now I'm using the 12 size. You can see how I've had to take out fabric from the back bodice. The skirt wasn't working so I made the side seams straight.


The front is easier to retro fit because I've just readjusted the existing wrapped front to fit.
 
The cuffs don't close together. Faux cuffs.
I think this fabric was also bought from The Fabric Store at the same time.
I'm also fish-sitting a friend's pets and they're keeping me company in my sewing room. They're not too fussy. They just enjoy being fed and swimming around while listening to my sewing machine hum. I've even put the aircon on so they don't get too hot:)

5 comments:

Alison said...

Goldfish: "oh look, a sewing machine". 10 seconds later: "oh look, a sewing machine."

Sharon said...

Great wrap dress and the beading on the collar is a very creative touch.

You are getting good mileage out of the stripes and the dress is very smart.

kbenco said...

Your wrap dress looks so nice on you. I love the lace addition to the wrap. This pattern is one of my favourites too.

Gail said...

Love the faux wrap dress and glad that my green kaftan may have helped with inspiration. I think I have this pattern but haven't used it.

Lauren R. said...

I just bought this pattern last night and am dying to get started on it. Your green version is fabulous!

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