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Monday, September 05, 2011

Vogue 1179


This dress has been made many times by many sewists but mine is super special because the fabric was given to me by my friend Andrea =)

I knew right away that this was the pattern for this rayon blend knit. The fabric feels great, very "buttery" and the colors were so summery I hurried up and used it so I could wear it this summer.


The pattern is simple to make, comfy to wear and stylish (I think!). I was having trouble with the side seams puckering and not hanging right, so I stabilized them as I was sewing them with Seams Great(as were the shoulder seams). The hem I stabilized with a strip of fusible tricot interfacing.

One thing to note is that the armscye in this pattern is very high, which is very different for Big Four patterns.



I have one more summery garment to show you (knitted top) and then I will start on cooler weather projects. First I have to make a baby quilt for a gift and quickly (hopefully!) make up a cloak for my youngest who with his friends is attending the Maryland Renaissance Festival in costume.

Happy Sewing!

13 comments:

  1. Lisette, te quedó muy bonito con la tela estampada. Este es el modelo Donna Karan ?...Voy a buscar en la página Vogue.

    Saludos !!

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  2. Your friend gave up such a pretty print? It made a lovely cool and comfortable looking dress. I love Renaissance Festivals. My BFF lives in Maryland and pre kids, 26 plus years ago we would go visit her in the fall just to go to the Festival. We always talked about going in costume but never did. Jousting is the Maryland state sport isn't it?

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  3. Audrey, yes jousting is the MD state sport. If you are ever up my way let me know and we can meet up!

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  4. That is such a pretty summer print for that pattern!

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  5. That's so cute!

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  6. The fabric certainly is special. This pattern is one of my 8 on the list. I hope mine turns out as nicely.

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  7. That's very pretty. Great for a hot, summer's day.

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  8. Your dress has turned out so well, and what a score with the fabric!

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  9. What a wonderful gift! Your dress looks amazing.

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  10. Love that dress! The shape is perfect for hot weather (I think we still have some left, at least I hope so).

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  11. The dress is very pretty on you! Andrea is a true friend to share such a pretty piece of fabric with you.

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  12. Lovely dress. Beautiful fabric.

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  13. Lovely dress and what a fabulous knit! How nice of your friend to share.

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