Thursday, June 11, 2015

Made by a Fabricista: Joyous Brights and Vogue 1394

Days before I depart on vacation, I had several yards of this beautiful fabric from Fabric Mart (HERE) and no ideas of what to make. The fabric literally spoke to me! I searched and searched through my pattern stash and came across Vogue 1394. I opted to use this pattern as a challenge to my patience. I've had this pattern for quite some time, but as you may know if you follow me, I don't wear dresses that often. I tend to choose those easy and time friendly projects that I can whip up in one day and move on to the next.


I made the following adjustments to the pattern:
1) I shortened the shirt by 2 inches.


2) I lined the bodice of the dress only.
3) I extended the buttons in the back to the bottom of the dress,

The pleats on this dress alone took me an hour.  In all, there are a total of 21 pleats!


The remainder of the dress was constructed as per the pattern instructions. I must say, I admired the 6 pieces that constructed the skirt, I might actually use it again for a nice flared skirt instead of the traditional circle skirt.






Happy Sewing!
Jenese 

11 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I am in love with this dress! I love the fabric choice and matching it with a classic style. So great!

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  2. Just beautiful! I'm one who loves bright colors.

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  3. This is so charming! Enjoy your lovely dress - you look fab!!

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  4. This is super pretty! I love the fabric!

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  5. Stunning....and it screams happy vacay ahead :)

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  6. Great fabric, fit and color. Well done.

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  7. Jenese, you are gorgeous in this dress. Excellent idea to line the bodice. You look so super!

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