Monday, May 30, 2011

Vogue 1027 - I was wrong!

Ok, just a quick post. We have no power, downed lines everywhere and are not expected back with power til Wednesday...Ouch! We had a huge storm move through here yesterday afternoon. Of course, I had finished my outside work and was planning on coming in and sewing. I did manage to finish the Vogue 1027 dress that I complained about. Well, it turned out nicely, even with the fiddling. I think the issues were, 1)This runs HUGE! and 2) My cutting was wonky.

The huge part is that I cut out a straight 14 but should have cut it smaller in the shoulders. Usually, I cut a 16, then cut a 14 in shoulders. I can't say that's all the time as patterns are very different but that's a generality. Then, when I didn't I should have taken up the shoulders more when I sewed them before the topstitching but I didn't. So I ended up with some huge gaping in the front. Despite the size of my bust, my underbust is small, 34 inches. I know, seems crazy, but it's true. So I go get gaping a lot of the time. I ended up taking some darts down near the waist line. It is mostly hidden when you tie it, but it did do a little bit of wonky to the pleats.



I think the hem was messed up because the skirt is so huge to cut out that I think part of the knit stretched more than the other parts with made the skirt out of kilter. I put it on my dress form and laid on the ground and did my best to get it level.



So in the end, I do have a dress I like. So, I might make this again, now that I've worked out my issues with it.

No makeup or hair...sorry ;-) The dress is kind of DVF'ish dontcha think? I bought this fabric oh 2 years ago or so at my local indie. It's VERY stretchy!




So now, here is what I did instead of sewing. This was one of the trees across our road. We have only one way in or out that's paved, the other is a glorified trail but it was blocked too. So out came the chainsaw and the tractor!

9 comments:

Peggy's Closet said...

This dress looks fabulous on you! I have this pattern, but haven't used it. Now it is going to the head of the line! ~ Peggy http://peggyscloset.blogspot.com/

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This looks so good on you! Glad to see that you resolved your issues. Also since you are in shoes, I hope this means that your toe is on the mend! Finally I really hope that your power comes back before Wed.!

Eugenia said...

Wow, great dress. It does look very DVF, and very expensive!!! I'm so glad you overcame your difficulties to get this finished - definitely worth the trouble you took, it looks fabulous on you.

Karin said...

Nice dress! I agree, it does look a bit DVF. Glad you were able to work it through, because it is very flattering on you.

Candice said...

I love this dress on you! You got a great fit with this dress!

Sandra said...

You look fantastic! I've got a similar shape to you and I find your blog so helpful as well as inspirational. One bugger is that knits seem to be the best choice for large busted women and my old machine can't handle them.

Kim said...

Thank you for all the nice comments! I wore the dress yesterday and got a bunch of compliments on it...who'da thunk I dress I started out not liking would be something I really liked and fit well. Just goes to show...finish those UFO's because you never know ;-)

MAD14kt said...

Well done and I L*VE the shoes!

Tia Dia said...

I LOVE THIS DRESS!!!!! This is my favourite dress every by Donna Karan, and your version just makes my point that this is the most flattering dress anywhere. I love your choice of fabric, and you look fantastic!