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I am a Homemaker and Freight Broker (with my husband) who has a love of needle crafts, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch. I learned to sew in 2007, really love using vintage patterns (1940's, 50's, 60's) & and seeing how I can modernize them with fabric choices and trims). I need 25 hours in a day to get to everything I want to do!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Vogue 8511 #1

I do not know how well you can see this - I need batteries for the camera, so this is from a cell phone, an older cell phone at that. I have the major parts sewn but not together as a dress to try on, front bodice princess seams, back bodice princess seams, front skirt piece with pleats, back with darts and lower CB sewn. These pieces are only pinned together on the form in case more adjustments are needed. I have not yet tried anything on. The bodice appears big on the form, may need to recompare the Simplicity lines to this one and pull in a bit. I think I had to tweak the Simplicity for the upper chest - I am 39 in the bust (that's why I like the vintage patterns in half-sizes) and short, so I went with the 40 (size 18). I am broad in the back, this form needs some surgery to make her more like me, I do not have a large full bust, just broad. I like the lines, the pleats on the skirt, especially in the ponte knit. I am adding sleeves, but have cut them to above the elbow, I think. I shortened them on the adjustment line. I do not wear sleeves below the elbow well. I will add a black stretch belt (see the Christmas dress photos) and black heels. What do you think?


KID, MD said...

It has lovely lines and the color is very pretty. I think black accessories would be perfect.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love that sapphire color, very elegant.

Myra said...

I wish it were sapphire to match my eyes, it's actually deep purple, like a deep amythyst. I do like jewel tones.

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