Finally made another dress! I bought the Vogue 1337 pattern on sale and decided to give it a try. I chose this thin stretch polyester knit with grey background and red flowers. I’m still in slouchy-fit territory of dressmaking: crossing my fingers that no fitting or pattern grading is required! I don’t know how to do that yet…
According to the measurements on the back of the pattern envelope, I’m supposed to make a size 10-12. But I know that there will be heaps of ease and extra fabric will overwhelm my frame. In the end I cut a straight size 4. The designed torso length is long on me, so there is bunching up of fabric at the waist, but the belt helped to cinch it in.
- Pattern: Vogue 1337, a Badgley Mischka design
- Size made: size 4 (AX5: sizes 4-12 included)
- Pattern pieces: 7
- Fabric: Polyester knit (95% polyester, 5% elastane), 148cm width, 1.5m length, made in China, bought from Spotlight
- New Techniques used: Hand basting; Making & sewing down pleats; Sewing with elastic; Applying neck facing and fusible interface; Understitching.
- Modifications: Not enough fabric for skirt so shortened by about 5cm; Omitted belt buckle and thread belt loops