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!
Shoes: Franco Sarto