Monday, April 18, 2011

Green Vogue dress pictures!

On Sunday, Stephanie and I biked into the French Quarter to go to the Cabildo, which has a museum about Louisiana History. I'll post our funny pictures from the museum later this week, since there were also some excellent clothes from the 1800s on display.

I biked in this dress, although the skirt is a bit short for that. It was also the Iron Man race, so we watched people cross the finish line by Jackson Square. They biked 56 miles and ran 13, although the swim in Lake Ponchartrain was cancelled. It was pretty impressive!
Now, at first when I tried on the dress, Vogue 1207, I was shocked at how much it wanted to fall off the shoulders. The picture on the envelope does not look like that! Then I looked again.
Oh, I see, her hand is conveniently on her hip. And I can make the back look like that, but the neckline gets all bunched up. Maybe I am just too short for the pattern.
It's nice for summer. It's rayon challis again and is very lightweight.
Other than being able to see a bit too much of the top of the zipper, the back looks like the envelope. I followed the directions exactly for once, since the pattern pieces were unusual. It also has pockets, which is always nice!

I think I might make my Collette Patterns Ceylon next. I'm not sure. I have quite a few patterns and too much fabric on hand right now. Too much for me, anyways. Probably five pieces for different projects. I will NOT become a hoarder and I will NOT have a stash of fabric!


  1. Your dress turned out really well and I think the fact that it falls off your shoulders is cute and it does look like the pattern picture!
    It looks like it was a beautiful day for a bike ride.

  2. Very cute! I'm planning on making the Ceylon soon too. I also refuse to have a stash, so I've paired up fabric with patterns and am sticking to the plan! :)
    Ashley x

  3. I think the dress looks just fine. Well the zipper wanted to feel the sun as well lol. The fabric looks really nice, and I love the sleeves as they are.
    Is it possible not to have a fabric stash? I try not to hoard ad well, but some fabric are too beautiful, and I get scared when I think I have to cut them. I wish we had such lovely weather in london now.

  4. ooo you wore it unbelted! so comfy that way. I really like it on you.

  5. i just bought the pattern online (yay sale!) and i'm super intimidated to try it! the dress looks very cute on you, though! i love how comfortable it looks. plus it has pocket!


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