August 25, 2014

A Semi Wearable Muslin in Navy Floral Vogue 1209

I fell for the line drawing of Vogue 1209 but was apprehensive about the fit on my body. My main concern was shortening the bodice with all those gathers on the front and back bodice.
My intent for this dress was not more than a muslin however I was having a navy moment and wore the dress covered with a cardigan. From the moment I remove the cardi the dress takes a downward turn. I hate the sleeves or lack there of. I would have liked to draft a longer sleeve on the dress. 
If I were to make the dress again I would use a solid fabric the print is distracting from the great garment lines. I did find that I was able to shorten the torso somewhat successfully. I also added length to the skirt it was too short for my preference.
Fabrics: Crepe de chine and lining
Then we get to the issue with the back. Just another pattern that you can't wear a bra with. Well...that's NOT going to work. The back needs to be raised by 4" -5" at least. Why did I not have the forethought to fix this issue? I am going to blame it on Project Runway brain lapse. You know where judge Nina yells at the poor designers during critique for thinking that real women could wear the crazy cut out garments! Well, I just did it to myself?! 
The little back peplum is super cute (if you can see beyond the exposed bra). I would like to add additional length to the peplum and a touch more flare to the drape. 
 To finish the hems on the skirt and peplum I used my rolled hem feature on my serger. 

Bra-embarrassed. I stick with the cardigan cover up. I have yet to decide if I want to attempt this pattern again, time will tell.

10 comments:

  1. I think it is super cute in the front;I even like the sleeves!And the dark floral is totally on trend.

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    1. Thank you, Kendra. That is right the dark floral trend, I do like dark floral, maybe it can get another wear with a blazer over top.

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  2. Such pretty fabric and the pattern has nice details...but that back - maybe you can raise it just enough to cover a strap. You're such a good sewist, bet you can!

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    1. Thanks Coco. Yep, that back can raised but I'll save it for the possible next round.

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  3. It's so cute. Yes I would love to see it in a solid because of all the details. I hope it grows on you!

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    1. Indeed a solid, thank you Mrs. Smith!

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  4. It does have a very low v-back, however, I think it's a great dress. Lots of cute details. A solid color would showcase the details but I do like the fabric you used for this muslin.

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    1. Thanks Robin! The pattern details were fun to construct.

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  5. I think it is super cute dress that is too bad about the back but the cardigan makes it work.

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  6. Those details on the front and back are so unique. Really a cute dress and I love the floral you chose. I would continue to wear it with the cardigan.

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Happy sewing!
Melody

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