Monday, July 11, 2011

Final shots of Vogue 1236 with alterations

Here we are, only length added and the FBA as illustrated in previous post. I really wanted to keep the integrity of the design. And yes Nan I added a bit of length to sort of true the hem. But as I wasn't adding anything to a side dart there wasn't much happening to length and as there is so much ease in this dress I think that the extra you might need to go over the bust is sort of absorbed.


Holding my hair on a windy day, this view shows best where the extra got added
I think you can see the extra bust ease and the difference it makes to this dress, with what is really a very simple flat pattern alteration:


 

I really like this dress, and so glad I went back to it. Remember this is a pull-over your head dress and it has a full back right up to the neck as well as fairly high armholes, which I appreciate.


To illustrate how fine-tuned the upper bust fit is, despite having a nice summery scooped neck this is my cleavage shot - no show through of bras or any other stuff. Not that easy to achieve in an open necked loose summer dress, and a real assist to the wearability.




I am glad now I didn't give up on this pattern, didn't take much to fit it.

13 comments:

shams said...

A really cute summery look on you. That alteration worked!

Debbie Cook said...

I'm glad you didn't give up on either - it looks great! I love the diagonals of the print too.

a little sewing said...

very pretty dress! Well worth the effort.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I agree with the others Barbara, the dress looked good on you before but this one is awesome! I'm going to remember your adjustment when I get around to making my version of the dress.

Karen in VA said...

This dress looks great on you. Worth the effort and thanks for posting the pics.

BetsyV said...

Looks great Barbara! Love the fabric and isn't it great when you can bend over in a scoop neck top/dress and the whole world doesn't have to look at your chest!?!

So what ARE you going to wear to your stepdaughter's intimate wedding? Inquiring minds ...

LindaNan said...

Super looking dress.

The Hojnackes said...

I really like how it turned out! It looks great on you.

Kathy said...

Very flattering Barbara, both the style and the colour. I like it very much.

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

Totally worth, it, it's really cute!

Audrey said...

Gorgeous summer dress. The print is so pretty and fit is perfect. Kudos for working through the fitting issues and making the 2nd version such a success.

Bunny said...

I can see the difference bigtime and it looks great on you. Now I want to try this.

Janine said...

thanks for the review. This dress looks both stylish but cool for those disgusting hot days . I have been looking for a dress pattern like this that is not baggy but allows air flow and looks good for summer. Thanks again.