Black Vintage Overlay

Project Description

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Vogue V8766 Link to website or photo voguepatterns.mccall.com/v8766-products-15146.php?page_id=174 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!

What you will need

  • I used a black embroidered organza that my client found at a local fabric store.

Q&A with Amy Alan

crochet4fun asked:
this is absolutely FABULOUS! Would love to see a full length photo! Amazing work! Did I mention it's FABULOUS? :)
Amy Alan answered:
Thank you so much crochet4fun! It was really fun to make. The full-length photo I have was too long to put on Craftsy, but you can see a full-length photo on my blog, at http://www.reallyhandmade.com/sewing/a-classic-vintage-overlay/
Scheri Manson asked:
Absolutely beautiful. Can you post a full picture.
Amy Alan answered:
I will do my best to- Craftsy told me it was too long to fit properly on this forum, but I'll see if I can crop it. And also, thanks! :)
CraftyEmerald asked:
I agree. A full pic would be awesome!
Amy Alan answered:
I figured it out- finally! Took a little Photoshop, but a full pic is now posted. :)
Scheri Manson asked:
Absolutely beautiful. What a great way to take a little black dress over the top. Just slip on this overlay.
Amy Alan answered:
Thanks, Scheri! She wore it over her wedding dress that I remade into a 1960's style cocktail dress. It was incredible!
Scheri Manson asked:
Look forward to taking your class...all signed up last night. Just working on a knit wrap dress that I am making by using two patterns. FrankenPattern. LOL
Amy Alan answered:
Haha! FrankenPattern could be a great halloween costume for a seamstress! I'm sure it will be beautiful- thanks for signing up! :)