The project list is reorganised because of new Vogue patterns

02Oct11

It’s New Vogue pattern time! And this collection is much more to my taste than the last one. But first an update on the venerable Vogue 1073, which is progressing. I have pretty much finished the shell and now I’m tackling the lining. This dress is definitely going to need lining. It doesn’t help that my dressform is wearing her usual black t-shirt in the pictures, but the fashion fabric is definitely less than opaque.

Inserting the zip has been the worst part so far. I wouldn’t normally bother with one in a knit, but this dress has such a high neckline you couldn’t get it over your head without it. Normally zips hold no fears for me but this one took four goes to get in without going wavy. The solution turned out to be to interface the back opening edges. It’s still a bit wavy but so much better than before. I’m pretty pleased at how well I got the waist seams to match at the zip.

And I can report that each pair of pintucks on the body took 35 minutes to sew if you include the thread tracing and pressing. There are six pairs. My next project is definitely going to be something that sews up more quickly than this.

And speaking of next projects, I think I’m sorted for project ideas until 2012 and beyond. The new Vogues are out, in the US anyway, and I assume they’ll hit the UK in the next week or two, and there are some really good ones.

Everyone seems to like V1265 and it’s definitely my favourite. I’m wondering if I could get away with this at work with a contrasting vest underneath, because it’s unfortunately bra-unfriendly. I bet you get a good swish off that back skirt though!

I’m surprised I like V1268 as much as I do. It’s very 1980s, which might be what saves it from the country and western look you’d normally get with that much orangey-brown suede. I bet it would look great in grey.

And then there’s V1276, a coat pattern with a hood! This one is a Today’s Fit, which have completely different sizing from the main range.

As for the rest, there’s a lot of designer party dresses shown in very shiny blue fabrics. There are lots and lots and lots of jackets. There’s a pair of jeans. The Very Easy range has two ‘custom fit’ day dresses which come with pattern pieces for different cup sizes, although I can’t help thinking they have strangely similar necklines. About the only thing that’s missing is some more interesting skirts. Definitely a good collection. I hope it gets to the UK soon.



9 Responses to “The project list is reorganised because of new Vogue patterns”

  1. You have the patience of a saint :) And that patience is paying off because your dress is looking AWESOME. Looking forward to seeing it on you. Happy sewing!

  2. Your Pucci is coming along nicely. I can’t wait to see it on. I might be a bit odd, but I like the V1258.

  3. I saw your progress pic and involuntarilly went ‘ooohhhh’ like the little aliens in Toy Story- very cool!

  4. You do have the patience of a saint. I can’t WAIT to see how this dress works out for you. Glad you’re feeling inspired by the new Vogue range – mainly so that I can watch you creating more works of genius.

  5. WOW!!!!!! This is looking fantastic. I am so impressed. Definitely needs a lining though. :) FYI, I always interface zipper openings, no matter the fabric. It makes putting in the zipper so much easier.

  6. That Ralph Rucci is looking great!

  7. It’s looking just amazing! Can not wait to see it on you!

  8. OMG I think all that work in such a fiddly thing (the pintucks) would confound me – you’re far braver than I. Great work :)!

  9. This dress is going to be one that’ll get you stopped in the street. It’s coming along so well!



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