Sunday, May 17, 2009

Vogue 1086

So here is my latest creation. I have loved this pattern ever since it came out. It is a Tracy Reese design. I love the gathered detail in the front and back bodice. I also really like the v-neck in the front and back. It is a very cute spring/summer dress.

I made the dress with a fabric I have been eyeing for a while at Gorgeous Fabrics. It has a pinkish-lavender background with a peach star burst design. I thought it would be the perfect print for this dress. Because the fabric was so sheer I underlined the entire garment with white rayon bemberg lining, also from Gorgeous Fabrics. The fabric for the dress was an investment. I usually don't spend that much but I just had to have it.

Overall, I am satisfied with the result. I think it is a tad on the big side though. On a side note, I have been hitting the gym hard and watching what I eat. Perhaps it's starting to pay off. Check out my review on Pattern Review for the scoop on construction.

My latest inspiration is making vintage inspired garments. I have been collecting some vintage patterns from ebay. There are some really good blogs out there on the subject. One of my favorites is Sew Retro.


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