Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Resized Vogue 8827

This dress looks dreamy to me. After reading a stack of reviews about this dress, I had to test it, to see if this really was a dreamy dress.
The fabric used for the top below is an IKEA furnishing cotton fabric. It has a huge, jumbled print. This isn't something that style gurus say petite or short women should wear. I'm short and I choose to wear this print. I consider this a different way to wear a 'white shirt'.
This fabric is similar to what I'd like to use for this dress. I chose to make this into a top to check the fit above the waist. The pattern is fairly big so my hip width wasn't going to influence the skirt part of this pattern.
My eldest niece took these pics and she's done a great job.

This is the 6 size. The main tightness is in the sleeves and the shoulder line so the next version will be made using the 8 size. I've changed the gathers at the back yolk to an inverted pleat for more control. The usual roll shoulder adjustment was used.
What concerned me was the collar size so I trimmed it down for the dreamy dress - to come. The collar folds sit nicely on me and no interfacing was used or needed. I would used interfacing if I decide to make this in a softer fabric.

The neat thing is this top worked well with RTW shorts on a stinking hot Spring day (36c). Here are the technical bits about this top.

21 comments:

SewJillian said...

I love your take on the white shirt and I think the print looks perfect! Can't wait to see the dreamy dress :)

seamsoddlouise said...

I hate being told what I should or shouldn't wear. The print is fun. Good luck with your dreamy dress.

Kirsty said...

This is an inspired white shirt! Great use of the fabric and I really love it styled with those shorts. I can't believe you own anything that is RTW!

BeaJay said...

You go girl! You wear that pattern very well. Love it. Looking forward to seeing the dressl

Cherrypix said...

Ooh...fabulous collar AND black & white...Don't be surprised if I try to beg it from you! Looks great!

Aminat said...

Love the top, and the print is so lovely

theperfectnose said...

It's lovely! Given you've used a furnishing cotton instead of drapey stuff perhaps the size of the collar wouldn't make as much difference is softer fabric i.e. it would drape downwards rather than stick out so you would get folds and stuff happening rather than stiffness. The folds look nice in the pattern pic so maybe you wouldn't need to interface it..

velosewer said...

You've made a good point their TJ. In a softer fabric the drape might at worse, just be dead flat.

poppykettle said...

Oh Maria I LOVE this! The cotton gives the flounce such wonderful body, and I think the oversized print looks great in a pattern like this. So much nicer than the pattern sleeve envelope. You've got me eye-ing off this pattern now!

Sharon said...

Fantastic white blouse and you wear it very well, looking forward to seeing the dress.

SarahLizSewStyle said...

I love the blouse Maria - large collar as well. I think the fabric and collar work well together - although this sort of collar is much more dramatic than the soft waterfall collar shown in the pattern picture. It gives the blouse a jacket feel. I have the pattern too - you have just moved it up my "to sew"list :)

Sew, Jean Margaret said...

Very stylish shirt and you wear it well.

Lori said...

This looks great on you, regardless of size and style rules. Love it.

Gail said...

I love your take on this pattern. It looks very different in a heavier weight fabric, but so stylish.

Amy Plaza said...

First thing I thought when I saw it was "I love that print!". So you did something right ;) It looks great and makes me want to go to Ikea to pick up fabric <3

Merche Martinez said...

I can´t believe it is the same pattern! What a genious thing to do!
I love the result!

prttynpnk said...

I just love this!!!!

poppykettle said...

Maria I love this as a top! I was wondering how a less drapey fabric would work for this - pretty fabulously, clearly :)

Velosewer said...

I'm glad you found this review Mel. It's an easy top to wear and with firmer fabric, it needs less collar.

Velosewer said...

It's easy to make and sew.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Merche.

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