Sunday, June 18, 2017

(A Dress That Was) A Long Time Coming... {Vogue 9201}


After two months of slowly stitching...I'm so excited to show you my rendition of Vogue 9201!
It has been a long time coming. 
Thankfully, I'm still as in love with it (or even more in love!) then when I cut it out on March 30th!
I use the word "rendition" purposefully. Because it really does feel like my interpretation of the pattern....


My original plan was to sew view B with the long sleeves, cute cuffs and the midi length...
When I accidently cut the (maxi) skirt length of C; I decided to leave it go and see what I thought about it in the end. Throughout the try ons and fittings I just couldn't see the stripes chopped off and ending just below my knee.
Unfortunately, the added length was causing me to rethink the long sleeves. Even with the idea of the white cuffs it was it was going to be too much.
With just the sleeves, hem and collar to go during one of my last try-ons in May, the solution finally clicked! 
  • SLEEVELESS. 
The vibe was "sophisticated beach".  Something I'd feel comfortable in walking around the beach; barefoot of course after a long day at work. (Not that there are any beaches in Nebraska! haha)
With that in mind I used bias tape to bind the edges of the armholes and loved the result!


The stripes also caused some issues at the waist seam...
Despite my efforts for matching the stripes at the seam...it just ended up looking off. A few matched perfectly...some did not. Most of the stripes were straight down as an arrow and some were going at a diagonal. This may make it sound like a cutting issue but it's just the way the grainline of the pieces worked with the princess seams and skirt. 
The answer to this was a basic white sash to pull the collar in and break up the stripes without confusing the eye.
For the fabric belt I copied the length and style of my favorite vintage tie-belt. 


You may remember that Vogue 9201 is on my #2017MakeNine list! Only eight more to go!...eeek. I'm not going to get my hopes too high of finishing them all. I mean it's June the middle of the year and I just finished the first item. :-l

-'- Jewel



  • STASHBUSTING SEWIST SECRETS:
  • PATTERN: Vogue 9201
  • FABRIC: $5 thrifted sheet from Goodwill in Texas / Collar & Sash: Recycled Pillowcase
  • NOTIONS: INVISIBLE ZIPPER - WALMART / /  Buttons: Joann's
  • RATING: SUCCESS! 
  • FABRIC STASHBUSTED ON PROJECT: 5 YARDS
  • FABRIC STASHBUSTED SINCE JANUARY 1ST 2017: 25 3/8 YARDS

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