Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Next up: Vogue 1161

I went to Jo-Ann to buy some cheap lining for this project, as I am using one of my estate sale pieces that is only 1.25 yards. In the lining section, there were 20 bolts of "palm" medium green lining. It just cracked me up. It's not a very Christmassy green, so I can only imagine it was an accident. 
 My dress will be made from a blue paisley cotton using Vogue 1161.
 It has a lot of cool details that the leopard print hides. I was able to make it from just 1 1/4 yards, when it requires 1 3/4. I did some creative piecing and it really helped that the skirt is made up of so many tiny pieces.
I cut a 6 instead of an 8, so we'll see if I look like a sausage....

4 comments:

  1. I will be so interested to see your version, this one is definitely on my to do list . I love the open back.

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  2. The line drawing is fascinating - you're right about the print hiding the interesting details. I can't wait to see!

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  3. Very nice design, I can't wait to see it finished and on!

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  4. Can't wait to see how this turns out! Sometimes I wish I were shorter, for the sole reason of being able to use less fabric than a pattern calls for, lol. :]

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