Sunday, November 27, 2011

A New Dress, V8742

I loved Vogue 8742 as soon as I saw it!



I've had this beautiful Fukuru knit for a few years .The colours are lovely and rich against the black background. I knew it would be a dress but until now, I just couldn't find the right one. Here it is.


The jewel neckline will be great to wear with a chunky necklace ,



but I love the dress better with a cowl collar which I decided to make as a separate accessory.



I also made an infinity scarf which will be a great addition to the dress.
Here it hangs loosely at the back



Here it wraps cosily around the neck.





This pattern is easy to sew. The sizing is quite accurate.( it calls for a two way stretch ) I sewed size 12 with an extra 1/2" at the side seams and I did my usual FBA of one inch. I love the fit.

There is no zipper ,only a button and loop for a closure.

The shirring which is done on the side front pieces where they join the sides of the center front is flattering for a mature figure,IMO




I added facings to the neckline instead of folding back the neckline seam and I lowered the neckline about an inch.

That's all there was to it. A quick easy dress which I'd love to try in a stretch crepe in a plain colour.

What do you think?




More pics here.

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17 comments:

pdiddly said...

beautiful - looks great on you - I too love the infinity scarves and have made quite a few and it give you so many changes to the one dress.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is beautiful on you and I love the extra cowl and infinity scarf! What a wonderful dress!

gwensews said...

What a pretty dress, and just in time for a holiday party!

Barb-Central Texas said...

It's amazing how much difference the cowl / scarf make. They take the dress from nice to fabulous.

Vicki said...

Very nice ! The scarf and cowl are a good idea too.

Gail said...

Beautiful dress and I love the infinity scarf. In fact you have inspired me for my travel wardrobe. I want to make a simple black knit dress to take to Paris in January. I'll jazz it up with two scarves - one black one coloured. C'est parfait!!

Laury said...

I think it is very nice on you!

Irene said...

Oh, that looks wonderful! The style is just perfect. The fabric - so beautiful.

Amanda S. said...

It's a very pretty dress on you. This is one of my next projects, so your making it was very timely for me. Glad to know about your neckline alterations - I will probably do it that way too. Great job!

Aminat said...

This is so lovely on you. I really love the fabric. Great style.

Jane M said...

Love how this dress fits and flatters you. I'm not usually a fan of jewel necks so was pleased to see how nicely your scarves flattered your face and collar. Simply beautiful.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Diana you look awesome! I love this dress and the fabric is so pretty.

Bethsews said...

I have this pattern and fabric at the ready and have been hesitant to start...so glad to see your version! I love it and maybe will do the scarf idea too...thanks for your details, very helpful!

velosewer said...

You look good. The accessories are a great idea.

Sue said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous,gorgeous!!
Love the clever thinking to make the cowl and infinity scarf.
Such a versatile dress and it looks stunning on you.

Janine said...

very flattering dress , your scarves are inspirational - I am off to google infinity scarves now .
The fabric looks amazing - I can only wonder at what it would be like in real life.

SewBarbie said...

You turned this simple pattern into something super-wow!