niedziela, 25 maja 2014

Vogue 8724 again

Here is the second version of Vogue 8724, made for my sister. This time I used size D cup for bodice. It was almost OK, but if sew this dress next time, I will do FBA. I cut size 14, but added 1.5cm to side seams (next time add 2 cm). The construction was the same as for the dress I made for myself.

czwartek, 22 maja 2014

Easy knit dres

This is a dress I made 3 times in a row. I didn't planned it, it just happened. I sew one dress for myself. When I showed finished garment to my sisters, both of them requested that I sew one for them.
The pattern is Vogue 8724. The pattern is rated easy, which is very true. It comes with separate bodice pieces for A,B,C and D bra cups. I used B-cup for myself, and D-cup for my sisters' dresses.

I cut size 12 and graded to 14 at waist and hips. Grading was not necessary, as I ended taking side seams in. I did my usual short waist alteration (1.5 cm) and shortened skirt by 5 cm.

I interfaced neckline with strip of knit interfacing, and finished it with binding. I sew all seams on my sewing machine with narrow zig-zag, and then serged them.

The unique feature of this dress are back princess seams. They are easy for fitting.

I have worn this dress few times during May and it's definitely a winner. I'm thinking of tweaking the pattern a bit, and sewing tunic with flared skirt. If I figure out how to add sleeves, it will be great dress for coller weather.

wtorek, 20 maja 2014

Vogue 1250 revisited

I ordered  1m of this rayon knit for summer top. When fabric arrived, it was so generously cut, that I managed to sew a dress from it. I took Vogue 1250, the pattern I used last year for my  first knit project. The only difference was that I shortened skirt by 4 cm due to shortage of fabric. (Note to myself - don't do it again. Skirt is a bit too short for my taste).

It was quick and easy project. I started on Friday evening and finished on Sunday morning, so that I could wear it to my mom's birthday party.

Close up of fabric: