Adventures in sewing for children, the home, and ME with sources from around the world - Ottobre, Burda, La Mia Boutique, Australian Smocking, Jalie, Bizzkids, Farbenmix PLUS heirloom (Children's Corner, Bonnie Blue, Collars, Etc.), boutique (Portobello Pixie, Modkid), and of course, major U.S. pattern labels (McCall's, Simplicity, Butterick, Vogue).
Search This Blog
Friday, July 24, 2015
Vogue 1449 - Rebecca Taylor dress
I made this in a scuba knit from Joann's. I love me some scuba knit! It sews up with body and is flattering to wear.
This is Vogue 1448, a great design by DKNY. The fabric was also purchased at Joann's and has a rainbow ombre effect to it. With 4 yards I had enough to cut this (on the cross grain which the pattern requires and works well with this fabric). For an FBA, I added an inch to the overlapping wrap in the front. I also hand-tacked the bodice so it won't gape open if I move. Finally, the side zip is finished so that it is a true side open with no hook at the top - has a finished underarm seam instead.