Sunday, December 29, 2019

A Classic Silhouette in Rayon Ponte

Last month I finally found a fabric that would work with Vogue 8685, a pattern that I have wanted to try for years.

It all started with a thick rayon ponte that I picked up at JoAnn Fabrics.  I still can't believe my luck finding this fabric (and in a color that I love) at a store that carries a metric ton of polyester fleece!

I took out a slight wedge from the upper back bodice as I normally do, but from these photos, it looks like I could have taken even more length out of center back.

Next time, and there will definitely be a next time, I will take a bit out of the bodice yoke piece.  

Or maybe it has more to do with the way I am standing in the photos . . . .

I will have to pay attention next time I wear the dress.

The other issue I had with the pattern was the sleeves.  As drafted, they are HUGE.  I do not have skinny arms, and the sleeves looked ridiculous straight out of the pattern envelope.  But as far as modifications go, it was a simple one.

And other than those small issues, I love the way this turned out.

The dress even matches my Royal Vintage shoes perfectly.

It is also a fabulous match to my plaid wool coat that I made back in 2016.  The garment never got much wear until this Winter.  Now I can't get enough of this piece of outerwear.  

And I have my new dress to thank for reminding me of its existence!

Dress:  Made by me, Vogue 8685
Coat:  Made by me, Vogue 9071
Shoes:  Royal Vintage "Marilyn"
Necklace:  Made by me
Earrings:  Vintage


  1. JoAnn's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AND you made that necklace??????

  2. Beautiful! I love the dress, the fabric and the pattern. It fits you well and looks sooo comfortable!

  3. Beautiful dress in a beautiful color! Can't believe you got that wonderful fabric from the craft store!

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  5. Stunning garment on a beautiful lady! I love the way you wear your creations, Laura.