completed: vogue 1086 v2.0

15 Feb

i love this dress so much, i now have two of them!!

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here’s a fabric refresher, in case you forgot!

no review today, since i covered all that last year. here is the link to the first one i made. the *only* pattern change i made was to shorten the shoulders about 1″ since they were a little big on me. everything else is the same!

sorry in advance for the crummy pictures… this fabric absolutely did NOT want to photograph. bummer!

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front
the lace at the neckline is a camisole i am wearing underneath. no wardrobe malfunctions for me!

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full-length

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back

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back close-up
(i tried to get a close-up of the front, but no dice. use your imagination)

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bound zipper & french seams

i am *almost* done with the red gingham dress… by almost, i mean i just have to slipstitch the seam tape around the neckline & hem it. whoops! no rush – it’s not like i can wear it for at least another month anyway :'(

and now, a snippet from the wonderful world of i-take-on-too-many-craft-projects:
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my first granny square!!
i know it looks a little sad, but it was my first (ok, i frogged it 3 times i think.. shh). i’m so proud of it :) i want to make a granny square blanket after i’ve got the technique down a little better. undecided on colors yet – any suggestions?

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seeya!

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13 Responses to “completed: vogue 1086 v2.0”

  1. alyciacreative February 15, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    Your sewing skillz make me jealous. I vote purple for the blanket.

    • lladybird February 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

      aw shucks girl.
      purple would be pretty! esp if it was, like, 3-4 different shades of purple oooh

  2. Nikki February 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    What a BEAUTIFUL dress!
    You’re so talented!!!

  3. Kat February 15, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    Gorgeous dress! And I think your granny square looks great. I recently learnt to crochet granny squares too and my first one took me all day to get a square that size. Once you do them a few times they become second nature. I have made 2 pillows and next I am going to make a blanket.

    • lladybird February 15, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

      thank you!

      oh man, you aren’t kidding about how long it takes to do that first square. i think i fiddled with the dang thing for at least 4 hours! haha! i am slowly getting better at them – i was crocheting at the stoplights during my drive home from work today (only when stopped!!). i can’t wait to get to the point of making blankets and pillows :) so fun!

  4. Layla February 16, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    mm what a gorg dress, and the fabric is so very beautiful

  5. tigergirl February 24, 2011 at 2:38 am #

    your rendition of this dress looks so much better than the pic on the envelope – I wouldn’t have looked twice at that design if I hadn’t seen the finished product from you and others.

    • lladybird February 24, 2011 at 8:49 am #

      aw thank ya!
      sometimes i think the pattern companies really miss the mark with their envelope photos/drawings. which is sad, because i’m sure we’ve all missed out on a lot of good patterns based off ugly envelope pictures.

  6. verityclothing February 25, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    Beautiful dress! I love that fabric. I vote purple as well, or blue.

  7. Rose June 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    I knew that fabric was familiar, I have a much loved rtw dress in the same fabric…! I didn’t like the pattern cover either but it looks lovely made up, jealous!

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