Vogue V8766 »
InstructionsI altered the pattern a bit from the original, as this was an overlay for an ivory wedding dress I upcycled. The sleeves are made to be 3/4, and the neckline was changed into a V that met at the waist. From there, the center front was opened up down the hem and the entire front was finished with bias tape. I drafted the cuff pattern for the sleeves. The overlay was sewn with enclosed French ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Retro / Vintage, Traditional, Classic
I used a black embroidered organza that my client found at a local fabric store.
What was your inspiration?
The client I made this for had found a vintage pattern envelope online, and it lead to the recutting of her wedding dress and the create of this overlay. I made a second one too, out of blue chiffon.
What are you most proud of?
The drape of the garment. It lays beautifully!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Be patient when sewing the armhole seam, and also, thread marking is your friend!