Showing posts with label formal wear. Show all posts
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Vintage Vogue 8728


Vintage Vogue 8728
Originally uploaded by studiocherie
I was inspired by one of the entrants in the red dress contest at Pattern Review. When I read a few of the reviews of this pattern and how much everyone loved it, I got excited to make one for myself. My original idea was to make it entirely of lace and wear a cute slip underneath. Then I saw the Dolce Gabbana 2012 Spring line on Pinterest and was inspired to mix the lace and a feature fabric. My first draft mixed the lace and cotton and I made the original skirt which is very full and gathered - not good. For this version, I found a silky poyester with a nice drape and drafted a bias cut skirt. The pattern has quite a bit of ease, like 2.5" in the waist, so I think it would look a little better with a belt. I covered a strapless bra with the feature fabric to wear underneath.