Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Vogue 1161- A pretty awesome pattern!

Pattern: 
My fabric: cotton from the estate sale a few weeks ago. It has blue, yellow and burgundy flowers and stuff in patterns. (You can click on the picture to blow it up)
 Time: I have been trying to enjoy sewing as much as possible this week, since I start the restaurant training on Monday. This is not very complicated and I only had to look at the directions for turning the bodice lining, which is pretty impressive for a Vogue pattern. Maybe 3-4 hours.

 I thought to include my scary-spice pose, as it is funny and shows off what I am calling the "under-butt ruffle"
 I made this out of 1 1/4 yards fabric and 3/4 or a yard lining.
 The back has this cool knot detail, which is really pretty!

Notions: just a zipper. This is also my Molly's Ew. I dug through my drawer of zippers and found a baby blue metal one that worked. I sew in half of it by hand. I zip it up to pin the other side to match and the zipper goes flying off the end! AHHH! Please, do not be as stupid as I am. It was a zipper that closes on both ends, so I just hacked off that little stopper and did not see the consequences!!! Fortunately, Andrew somehow fixed it and saved me gallons of agony.
Cost: fabric, 1; zipper .25; lining 2.75. I love sewing! Awesome dress for 4 bucks? Awwww yeah!

So, I love this dress. I cut a 6, and while it is snug, I don't feel like a sausage. I am going to make it again soon    using the red silk Andrew brought me back from China. Wouldn't that be hot? When I make it again I am going to elongate the skirt piece to get more under-butt ruffle and take a dart out of the center neckline bodice pattern piece so that the neckline doesn't gape so much. I think all of you should buy this pattern (on sale for 2.99) and make it. It is easy and beautiful!

Go!

15 comments:

  1. That is so pretty!! I love the pattern ane the fabric...I can't wait to see it in the red silk too.
    I'm glad you used size 6, you have such a good figure and it doesn't hurt to show it off a little bit : )

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  2. I love both the pattern and the fabric!! This dress looks awesome on you!

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  3. Beautiful. Both the dress and fabric suit you to a tee! You look amazing!

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  4. This looks so great on you! Awesome pattern - I love the back!

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  5. Molly, this is so cute! I'm impressed that you thought this pattern was easy and whipped it out in under 4 hours. Rock on, spice girl!

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  6. This is lovely Molly, very flattering shape on you! I've spotted this pattern before and swooned over it, but I'm not 100% the 'under-butt ruffle' would suit me. A version in red silk will be divine!

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  7. Oh, so lovely! It's a great classic shape, but the back detail really makes it. I love your 'Molly's Ew' idea that you always include too :)

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  8. LOVE IT! This is such a great dress! The bow detail at the back is great.

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  9. Love this! It fits you so well and really looks great.

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  10. It's gorgeous! Love it. If you chop off a zipper like that again, you can just sew thread thickly around the zipper teeth to make a sort of stopper at the top.

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  11. it turned out really lovely! argh i tried this pattern... last year? i think? anyway, "tried" is the key word here bc it ended up being WAY too tight on my butt, to the point where i couldn't even get it on. ughhh worst UFO ever. i still have the orange silk - yea, mega-expensive orange silk & orange bemberg rayon ffs - stashed somewhere. i'm sure i could rework the bodice into something since that fits but i am just too traumatized to deal right now.

    love yours, though! glad it ended up fitting :)

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  12. Wow I love this , it really makes me want to make it even more now.

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  13. Love it! This dress looks great on you!

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  14. Brilliant! The shape is so you! The fabric is lovely!

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  15. I'm working on this one right now, and yours looks great! I'm doing something wrong with turning the back lower bodice, though. Hmmm. Well done!!

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