Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sewing FO: Vogue V1348 It's all about the petticoat

This dress is sewn from Vogue patterns V1348. I love the print of this fabric. It reminds of either (1) an abstract painting, (2) a child's finger painting project, or (3) a house painter's well used drop cloth. It's also 100% linen, which I love. The skirt lining consists of two tiers of ruffles, which forms a petticoat. I decided that since it has a petticoat, I might as well let it show at the hem. Instead of using a narrow hem for the bottom tier, I cut it twice as high and folded it for a double layer. It's cut from as very light weight lawn cotton, as is the rest of the lining. The pattern calls for underlining the bodice pieces, but I skipped that since my linen is a medium weight and I didn't want any more thickness. The underlining is also used to tack down the top edges of the pleats, but the dress is fine without the tacking.

Now all I need a is a great summer party to wear this to -- too bad summer is almost over!


Anonymous said...

I love the print. Put it away for next year -- my motto is make the dress and an occasion will come.

Claudia Bugh said...

What a fun flirty summer dress!!! This looks terrific on you Betty and I think it's very wearable anywhere and I would wear this all the time if it was me :) Thank you for asking about my relatives up in the North - they are all fine and not affected. Scary stuff though and makes you realize "the big one" could hit anytime and anywhere. I hope you have an earthquake kit in your car... my big fear is that I'll get caught on a freeway in the middle of nowhere so always carry tennis shoes and a backpack in my car trunk. Looking forward to seeing your fall knits :)))

Beth - Sew DIY said...

I love this fabric!!