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: