Vogue V1240 - Guy Laroche »
InstructionsThe pattern as has very low cut armholes, which are not evident from the picture. I raised the dress by about 3" in the back and 1.5" in the front to reduce the visibility.
I also simplified the collar because I was using a busy fabric and shortened the height of the collar by about 1".
The dress overlay requires a fabric that has 2 "right" sides.
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Classic, Formal / Bridal
Silk charmeuse, silk crepe, invisible zipper, hooks and eye closures, non-fusible interfacing.
What was your inspiration?
In the Summer it's wedding season. I had several this year and needed to have several dresses at hand. I loved this design because it looks simple, shows off a beautiful fabric and makes you feel like you are going down the runway. The overlays in the dress make you look like a butterfly when you move (That is me in the picture showing my moves on the dance floor).
What are you most proud of?
I didn't cut any corners. Took my time to do it all with care. It was admired by all at the wedding and I have a beautiful dress that I can use over and over.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take the time to really work on the muslin. The dress is deceiving because it's not symmetrical. Though it is marked as "Easy" by Vogue patterns, there are certain techniques about the handling of the required fabric that are not included in the instructions.