This is my very first Vogue pattern dress. I am delighted at how nice it turned out! It took me several weeks to make this dress since I took breaks in between to make other things for my children. Also, with all the tucks, this dress is very time consuming but well worth the effort. The pattern includes a slip, which I will make prior to wearing. I purchased this cotton voile from Fabric.com last summer without a project plan in mind.
Based on the pattern picture, I thought the dress might be a little shorter than I'm comfortable with, but it was not. I entertained the idea of making me a pair of capri leggings to wear with it. After looking at the pattern pieces and determining the length, it was just slightly above my knees. I am 5'1 and did not lengthen the pattern pieces any. Perfect...no leggings needed.
I actually made quite the error in making the sleeves. I removed my sleeves from the pattern piece before marking. When I did mark my sleeves, I forgot to flip one of them, giving me two right sleeves. Unfortunately I did not notice this until AFTER I had made the continuous lap. I thought all was lost until my wonderful husband suggested that I cut off the sleeves above the continuous lap and continue from that point again. So, the sleeves are supposed to be a little longer, but it still worked for me.
Overall, technically speaking, this pattern is pretty easy other than the continuous lap. I even sewed my buttons on by machine this time. Normally I do this by hand--why? Never again! It is so much quicker by machine.
Here is a close up of the tucks on the back side.
Thanks for stopping by ~Shirley