Then Wednesday, I saw this version. Then I googled and found this one. I had to have this dress in my life asap.
I had some poly crepe de chine from Girl Charlee in my stash. Initially, I had planned to remake my yellow dress from last year. So glad I didn't. So very glad. This fabric was perfect for Vogue 1395. I hope Girl Charlee continues to sell poly crepe de chine in cute prints because I will buy all of it. It was so easy to work with.
This project was a joy to sew from start to finish. The pattern instructions do suffer from "Vogue Vague" a few times but nothing too egregious. I did make a muslin out of some leftover pongee (had to match the drape) and didn't incur any problems. Adjustments were made but were few:
- 3/8" Forward shoulder adjustment
- Raised v-neckline 1"
- Added 1" to hem
- Added 1" flare to skirt
- Raised the armscye 1"
I want to make this again (I would happily make at least 2 more) and live in them for the rest of the summer. There's also another Vogue pattern (V8970) that inspires the same amount of glee but that review will come later.
It was nice to break away from the more fitted styles that I usually sew. I need to spice up my sewing: try different styles, add details and use more prints. Next up is Vogue 1394. Since I've had such good luck with Vogue lately, I figure I should give this one a try.