Monday, 10 November 2014

Vogue 1407 lining

I'm really pleased some of you loved Vogue 1407. The pattern has lining pieces with the darts included so I had a 'what if?' moment. Could I use the lining pieces for a simple ponte dress? Mmm.

Then I grabbed another Tessuti ponte remnant and tested the lining pieces to see what would result?
I've sewn in a zipper and used black fold over elastic to finish the neckline and arms.
This unlined ponte dress worked. 
So while the pattern has a distinct dress style to it, I've managed to make two dress types from the one pattern.

28 comments:

Sam said...

What a great idea Maria! Love the fabric.

MarrieB said...

How cool. I have this pattern and will keep this in mind.

Ann (SewBabyNews) said...

That's so smart! I love both dresses on you.

beajay said...

Fab - love that dress and the fabric is lovely.

Tomasa said...

How clever! Beautiful dress. Love the vibrant colors. You look gorgeous!

Sharon said...

What a great idea, and another lovely dress for summer.

Alex said...

Fabulous - clever indeed. The colours in this fabric just POP!

KaSchu said...

Clever thinking indeed, 99. I love your new version and the fabric is great.

Megan R said...

Very clever! This dress is really pretty!

Cennetta said...

Another winner. You're making some beautiful dresses.

Allison C said...

That's a clever idea especially when you have nailed the fit, this simpler style especially you can just make over and over in different fabrics. I'm tempted to go rummaging through my pattern stash now looking at linings!

Velosewer said...

Thanks Sam. I couldn't leave a remnant like this on the table.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Vicki.

Velosewer said...

Glad to help

Velosewer said...

Thanks Ann.

Velosewer said...

It was one of the remnants from our last sewing session:)

Velosewer said...

You're too kind Tomasa. Thank you.

Velosewer said...

I know:)

Velosewer said...

Thanks Alex. I love bold prints.

Velosewer said...

He he. Thanks KaShu.

Velosewer said...

You're welcome Megan.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Alison. It was definitely a 'what if' moment. And you're reminded me I have to make up the panel knit :)

Kyle said...

Your dress looks great! I was thinking the same thing about using the lining from V1351 as its own dress, though I'd have to raise the neckline a bit.

Velosewer said...

V1351 lining would be great to try. See how you go.

Vanessa said...

Awesome dress. Great way to get more use out of the pattern. That fabric is wonderful :-)

Velosewer said...

Thanks Vanessa:)

Evangelia said...

I like your dress! Great fit!

Velosewer said...

Thanks Evangelia.

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