I am horribly behind on posting new projects. Although you would not know it by looking at this blog, I have been very productive in the sewing room for the last couple of months.
This dress was actually finished back in May, which is also when these photos were taken. I guess you could say I am having a lot more fun sewing than going through photos.
This is my second version of Vogue 1043. I love that dress! So much so, in fact, that I decided to take another stab at the pattern.
Just for fun, I decided to use a drapey rayon from Gertie’s recent fabric collection. I knew the skirt would look great, but I was not sure how the bodice would work without a fair amount of structure. The neckline openings are faced . . . but would it be enough?
The answer is yes, and no. The design definitely lends itself to a textile with more stability than a lightweight rayon. However, I think this works.
I did have to add a snap to keep the surplice front from pulling open. This is not an issue on the cotton version of the dress, so I am blaming this entirely on my fabric choice.
The pointed neckline also wants to flop forward. I cannot help but think that a pair of collar stays might solve the problem. But am I going to stitch in a channel for a stay? Probably not. This is not a tailored garment by any stretch of the imagination, and I am not that concerned with the problem.
And the dress is incredibly comfortable, so that is something!
I really do love the print. I love it so much that I purchased the blue colorway and may have already made something with it.
And just like my other version of this particular Vintage Vogue pattern, this dress has already been worn a number of times. So I am going to call this a success!
Dress: Made by me, Vogue 1043
Jacket: Made by me, “Spearmint” by Lolita Patterns
Shoes: Remix “Babydoll”