Vogue 8633 »
InstructionsI did view E. Made a muslin of the top part - which was a good thing since I had a "pocket" under the arm that I was able to correct by adding a dart. I also made some other fit modifications to the top and extended the mid section by 5/8" for it to fall on my natural waist.
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Retro / Vintage
stretch poplin, cotton bastiste, fusible interfacing, 22" zipper, hooks and eyes.
What was your inspiration?
I saw this fabric and the dress just materialized
What are you most proud of?
I love that I did not cut corners on the fitting, the top or the lining. I wore it out and the first comment I received: "that dress looks like it was made for you!"
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't skim on making a muslin!!!!
The facings should actually be a little wider because the collar stands up and can show the interior of the lining. If the fabric is light enough you can do the lining in the same fabric (which was not the case for me). The top of the mid-section should fall under the bust (in my case is right over the underwire of my bra) and the bottom I extended so that it would fall on my natural waist. Having these seams in these places makes it more comfortable to wear and it also is slimming by highlighting the smallest part of your torso.