Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Vogue + ponte

This is a Vogue 8923 test version. It really is. 
The give-away clue is the belt.
I've placed the sewn in belt at the front because the panels ended up below my hips. A strange stopping point for someone with my height. So I had to cut into the existing pieces (removing 9cm) to have the colour blocks end at my high hip level. 3cm were later taken off the hem.

This dress didn't need a back zipper but I've used the centre back seam for more shaping.
These are all stash ponte pieces that I thought would work together.

Yes. This is a work dress now.

I did a sway back adjustment on the back.
I also added a roll shoulder adjustment.

I've used the 3 thread coverstitch for the neckline, sleeve hem and belt detail.

Before I worked on the hem, I read Threads January 2014 issue and decided to practice hand sewing the hem - page 39 in 'Sew a sheath dress' article. I always find a technique or two in each issue, but the January issue had loads of techniques I've been working towards.

I've lined this dress with tricot knit so there's no clinging to fuss about, or facings used. In case you're wondering, only the body of the dress is lined and not the sleeves.

I'll use the black ponte and houndstooth ponte to make the 'real version' - courtesy of Minerva Crafts UK.
They're a lovely store to work/sew with.

I think I might pop over for the meet up in June. 

Want to join me?

21 comments:

Kirsty Bunfield (kbfield) said...

Those fabrics are going to work so well. Oh you must go over for the meetup!!

Connie Bontje said...

Ooh love it! And houndstooth ponte!! It will look great!

House Of Pinheiro said...

looks great.

beajay said...

That is a fab dress. Love the contrasts. Yours looks much more interesting than the one on the envelope.

ks gentry said...

I just finished a garment using houndstooth, I love that fabric, classic and timeless. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Kyle Burkhardt said...

It's going to be amazing in houndstooth. Enjoy the meetup--it sounds like a blast!!!

Cherrypix said...

The shaping with colour is great - and you know I already love the houndstooth version!

Gail said...

Maria, don't tempt me with a trip to London. Love your new dress. It is the best for 2014 so far. Much better than a test garment.

Velosewer said...

:)) It'll be so much fun.

Velosewer said...

I thought you'd like houndstooth. This will be a first for me - I think:)

Velosewer said...

Thanks

Velosewer said...

You're too kind.

Velosewer said...

Thanks. Both dresses are lovely to wear.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Kyle (hugs).

Velosewer said...

Why of course:)

Velosewer said...

Thanks Gail.
If you do come (go on), bring a very empty suitcase. I've been told the store is huge and is looking amazing in preparation for the meet up.

KaSchu said...

I love your blue dress and the houndstooth one will be super. Look forward to seeing it.

Linda L said...

I really like your test dress! The sewn in belt is a nice idea that I may have to use!

Vicki said...

Ooh, this is a lovely dress. I like the combination of colours.

Measure Twice Cut Once said...

No way is this a test version, the combo of fabrics from the stash is utter brilliance! Well done.

Lara Thornberry said...

It might be a test version but it looks fabulous! Nicely made.

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