Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Slinky Satin

I have to say I was disappointed with the new Vogue Pattern offerings.  And I would say a large part of that is because it does not contain any new vintage reproductions, but that seems to be standard for this time of year.  Then again, I do own/like a number of their contemporary designs.

Vogue 1207 is one of those.  Although now that I think about it, this was one of those patterns that I picked up after seeing a bunch of lovely versions online.  So perhaps my opinion will change . . .but I doubt it.

This project had a few false starts.  I had another fabric picked out, but the shrinkage was much more extensive than I anticipated (what is it about stretch wovens?!).  There were other remnant possibilities, but not all of the pieces would fit, not matter how creative my cutting layouts were.  And then I remembered this lovely green rayon satin that I grabbed years ago from a Bella Notte warehouse sale.

The back of this design is not very bra-friendly.  And while I am not against that, I thought this particular dress would be much more wearable if I extended the back bodice pieces.  The length was a bit short for my taste, so that was altered as well.

The last issue was making this thing stay on my shoulders.  I used some ribbon and snaps to make my own lingerie guards.  And they work perfectly!

And I finally had a chance to wear my “new” necklace!

Dress:  Made by me, Vogue 1207
Necklace:  Altered by me
Shoes:  Franco Sarto


  1. Very very cute, I love the way the fabric adds elegance to the pattern. Very smart lingerie guards.
    And of course the necklace is gorgeous! :)

  2. Smart thinking with the lingerie guards! This dress is just gorgeous - hope you get a lot of wear out of it...J

  3. Very lovely! What is the pick stitching I'm seeing? and would you mind providing a tutorial for it? Thanks, C

  4. Your revamped necklace looks stunning with this pale sage green dress. The whole palette is tranquil and very, very pretty. Wonderful creations as always, dear gal.

    ♥ Jessica

  5. You look beautiful, as usual. I don't think I am sophisticated enough to appreciate this dress. Color: flattering; contruction: wonderful; accessories: perfect. Hmmm. Must be me.

  6. Such a lovely dress, as is your necklace, and your hair! The color is wonderful, I love these soft tones.

  7. Lovely! I adore the back bodice of this dress! I was also disappointed that there were no vintage vogues :-(