Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Make a Garment a Month: my garment for Oct. 2013: Very Easy Vogue 8764


Vogue 8764 is a Custom Fit pattern by Vogue, which includes bodice patterns for bust cup sizes A-B-C-D. I am SO glad that the pattern companies are making the effort to produce more patterns like this.....it makes this dressmaker's alterations so much easier! I did still need to make my usual changes tho: broad back, lengthen the bodice by 1 inch above the dart, sway back....along with a little extra room from the waist down. With this pattern, making the broad back adjustment made the the shoulder seam fall off a bit, which I corrected by placing a small dart at the back shoulder seam.  This is a great pattern to get that perfect fit, since there are bust darts, back darts, front and back seams along with the horizontal seam at the raised waist. Many sewing bloggers have made this a TNT (tried-n-true) that they return to often, and I can see why.



My fabric was an oh-so-soft lightweight double knit:

                                                             
                           










I elected not to line this one, as it was a test garment for this pattern. Using Carolyn's suggestion, I serged the neckline, turned and topstitched.


I'm calling this my Plain Jane dress...it just lacks a little oomph, and I'm at a loss on how to accessorize it. I ended up wearing it to work today with a different necklace which looks better, I think.






Love the small dart at the elbow:





Next up: this same pattern again using a very large houndstooth knit purchased at the Novi Sewing Expo a year or two ago:


16 comments:

  1. I think it looks really pretty on you!

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    1. Thanks, Angela! I think I have figured out the fitting adjustments that I most often need :-)

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  2. I like how you styled this with the scarf and necklace. It's a pretty dress on you and I can't wait to see the houndstooth knit.

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    1. Thank you, Carolyn! I'm looking forward to cutting into that knit!

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  3. I think it looks fabulous on you, great job. Cannot wait to see the houndstooth, that is gorgeous fabric.

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    1. Thanks, Lori! I'm a sucker for houndstooth ;-)

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  4. Very nice! Congrats on completing your challenge garment. I think this is a great wardrobe basic that can be styled many different ways.

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    1. Thank you! I love this idea of documenting and sharing a garment/ month & am enjoying seeing everyone else's garments too :-)

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  5. Great dress. Looks fabulous on you. I have this pattern and will have to pull it out now.

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    1. Thanks, BeaJay! You need to make this, it's a great pattern.

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  6. Hi Patty - it's lovely to meet you - what a great little dress - I've often wondered what that dress would look like made up. Love the fabric, the style is great for you, and looks good on - love the necklace you have put with it (the backdrop window is not bad either).

    I'll add you to the blog roll - I do the next main update post on Saturday :)

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    1. Thank you for hosting this challenge....Fun!

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  7. I love that dress! I made it in black a couple of years ago.

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    1. Thanks, Faye! I had that thought myself that this pattern would be great for a LBD, something I need to add to my wardrobe :-)

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  8. Patty, you look lovely in your new dress. Congrats on completing you garment for this month. I haven't started mine yet, except in my mind. LOL

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    1. Thank you, Sandra! Nice to get something off the sewing table and into my closet :-)

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