Sunday, August 9, 2009

Presenting Tamara's Vogue 8571

I've been sewing a lot for the past three weeks (as usual) but I've been too lazy to blog. I've visited many blogs but haven't left many comments,not because I had nothing to say,but because I was too lazy to say it.Tonight (it's 11:30), I've suddenly got my blogging mojo back,so here goes.

I've made my daughter six pieces since last you heard from me.Yes six.However,because I want some of these pieces to be a surprise for Tamara, I'll only show you what I think is the best of the bunch.
( I've already E-Mailed her the photos of this dress).

The pattern is Vogue 8571 and the fabric is a poly/lycra.



I added sleeves because I thought she could wear it well into the fall and beyond. My DD really doesn't like sleeveless things for work.Here it is and we both love it.



I used the sleeves from her last dress. I simply flared them out at the bottom ,gathered them at the center and added a narrow band.The gathers echo the gathered bodice, don't you think?



I had a heck of a time with the bodice, I must admit. At first I spread the gathers almost all the way around the band ( I didn't read the directions) and had to take the band off and start again.The band twisted when I stitched the band facing in the ditch. This happened not once but twice!! Finally I can say that it's finished,not perfectly mind you but it will have to do.



I really like the back of this dress. I think it has a retro feel



I almost feel like making this again right away to prove to myself that I learned a lesson or two while making it. One, to read directions and two, to mark all notches and circles,etc. clearly before beginning a project.Wouldn't you think I'd have learned this many years ago?

Check back in a few days for the whole mini-wardrobe reveal. I'm mailing it to my DD tomorrow.

Have a great week everyone! Hope you got some sewing in over the weekend!

9 comments:

Gail said...

I think this blue dress is stunning. The pattern jacket looks so uninspiring, but you've brought it to life. I need dresses for summer, so this is one that I might attempt myself.

Paulette said...

LOVE IT!! Need another daughter? :)

If not, guess this means I'll have to make my own...

:)

Adrienne said...

Very cute!

Kim said...

It's really beautiful Diana =) Can't wait to see it at work!

The Sewing Loft said...

Love the blue dress. What a pretty color, and the dress looks soft and yummy. Looking forward to seeing the other garments.

Barb

gwensews said...

That's a very pretty blue dress, and office appropriate. Nice job imserting sleeves into a sleeveless garment.

Aminat said...

What a lovely dress, I love the color too..........

Vicki said...

Yes it does have a nice retro feel. Your addition of the sleeves is great. They look like they were always meant to be there.

Tamara said...

What a cute dress! I love the gathered bodice and the color.