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In progress: Vogue 1044

8 May, 2010

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.