it is with great pleasure that i present to you the completed vogue 1227.
ok, i’m pushing a little – it’s not complete complete: i still have to sew on a hook & eye. and it’s been ugly & grey and COLD this week, so the only pictures i have to share involve a dressform. but it’s ready enough, and i can’t wait to debut her on saturday 🙂
if you are just dropping in for the first time, you can link to this post to experience some of the drama this stupid dress involved. otherwise, keep reading!
after attaching the two skirts & inserting the invisible zipper (which was surprisingly easy, despite my initial concern), it was time to move on to the lining. this, friends, is why there hasn’t been any progress on my dress in the past week+plus – i didn’t want to spend another agonizing week dealing with the weird piecing that would have to be duplicated into the lining. once i got over that hurdle & decided to be a big girl about it, the construction actually went pretty smoothly. i guess that has something to do with my getting into this with a general idea of what to expect. in fact, i was confident enough to decide that, if the lining was gonna have topstitching, it was going to be pink topstitching. yeah topstitching!!!
after boning & attaching the yoke lining
a couple notes about this picture: first off, the pattern does not call for boning the two seams directly under the bust – just the back seams. why? i dunno. maybe because there is already boning that curves along the bra cups. at any rate, i stuck the boning down there anyway. whatevs!
also, check out that massive puckering… well, all over the damn thing. i hate cheap interfacing!
post-lining, all i had to do was drop the whole mess into the dress shell, understitch & slip-stitch, and pray i could still get it zipped up.
looks pretty good, if i do say so myself!
lol @ the pattern in the background. i cannot tell y’all how glad i was to stuff the tissue back into the envelope & shove the whole mess in the pattern box. GLORIOUS.
oh, and those straps – they don’t match because they are actually “spare” bra straps i pulled off a convertible bra. i had great intentions of making my own adjustable straps using the barkcloth, but my barkcloth is waaay too thick to get through those sliders. sorry, i gave up! i may eventually replace the straps with pink ones. for now, i don’t care!
so, what’s my final verdict on the pattern, you ask? well, i think it’s a lovely pattern & i absolutely love the finished look. i think there are a lot of great details that make it special – the flared double skirt, the topstitching, the boning, the adjustable straps. the pattern itself, however, is pretty god-awful & does require quite a bit of fine-tuning to correct the fit to something actually wearable. i think someone with a smaller bust – especially a B cup – and a wider ribcage would fit this pattern perfectly. for the rest of us, be prepared to deal with modifications! this is a great pattern for when you feel like torturing yourself! haha!!
whew, ok, that was a lot of info. sorry for the lack of LT pictures; promise i will get some soon! maybe on my birthday this saturday 🙂
time to start a new project – maybe red denim shorts? i need something easy!