Vintage Vogue 8728 »
InstructionsI covered a strapless bra in the feature fabric to wear underneath. I used lace for the bodice pieces, trimmed in the feature fabric.
I also drafted a bias cut skirt to replace the original because it is too full for me.
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Retro / Vintage, Formal / Bridal, Romantic
Polyester Lace and Polyester Charmeuse
What was your inspiration?
I noticed this was a pattern that many women on PatternReview liked and made in multiples. I thought it would be fun to make the entire dress in lace and wear a pretty slip dress underneath. (I still like that idea.) After I bought the lace, but before I started sewing, I saw photos on Pinterest of Dolce and Gabbana's Spring 2012 line. They mixed sheer fabrics into their dresses which gave me the idea of mixing lace and something silky.
What are you most proud of?
I think the bias cut skirt is a big improvement over the original vintage style gathered skirt.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Have fun with it