In progress: Vogue 1044

Here is the pattern front for the “Dress 2” from my storyboard.

I’m a sucker for pintucks, but such a pain.

I’m making version B, in a sort of violet-grey, flowered cotton/silk mix that is seriously terrifying to work with. It’s delicate, slippery, cost a small bundle, and I had to order it because my local fabric store had run out (I needed 5 meters), and they were afraid they wouldn’t be able to find it anywhere in the country. But I got it and so far haven’t had any terrible mishaps, like cutting a hole in it while grading seams or some other tragically common occurrence. If I had this much respect for every fabric I worked with I think all my sewing projects would look better – even seam allowances, actual basting instead of eyeballing it, etc.

My only aggravation so far is that I followed the cutting directions and cut the bodice left and right pieces right side up on the wrong side of the fabric as illustrated, and this turned out to be backwards. So apparently my placket is going to button on the wrong side. 😦 Fortunately, I don’t consider this as having completely ruined the dress.

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One Response to “In progress: Vogue 1044”

  1. Leah Osborne Hatch Says:

    As a new sewist, totally enthused, (and), I feel reverence & awe for this pattern. I am seriously impressed with your decision to opt for silk/cotton blend, not an easy thing to find — I know. Having purchased my stash from a street vendor, buying the entire roll, it is one of my life’s stated goals to NOT use it up, — not in foolish mistakes. This design has Four Gigantic Pleats — well obscured by the gathered skirt, also, am fascinated by the substitution of yoke & cut on sleeve for darts of any sort. Thanks for the “heads up” re: bodice layout. No doubt, wearing this design calls for a serious bustier or corset ……. I salute you for trying it, and am thrilled that you illustrate this excellent design on your site. Hope you like it enough to make Several!

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