Saturday, January 7, 2017

Vintage Vogue 8294

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and is working on a good New Year!

I made a few new year's resolutions, one to do with sewing. If it does not fit, or if I don't like it, I will either donate it or cut it up for another project, and I will do it in a timely fashion. I'm also going to donate two things a day (too much stuff, and I always want new stuff).

This is another vintage pattern, Vogue 8294. I had been putting off sewing vintage patterns because of the fit. I got over that by using similar patterns that fit as a guide, and it seems to be working. This has the zipper in the front, set in with the centered method. I really wanted an exposed zipper, but did not have an appropriate zipper on hand, and also have not really mastered that technique, probably should do a practice run...
The fabric is from the stash, velvet on top and embroidered moleskin on the bottom. I don't know why more people don't wear dresses, it's like wearing a robe all day!

Burda 6731

I have been sewing a lot, but not blogging. Here is one from this fall. It is made from an embroidered knit from Vogue Fabrics, a velvet (top) and gold moleskin from the stash.

 My husband helped me coordinate the fabrics, because I had some others in the running.

I didn't do any alterations to the pattern, just sewed it up. If you like this style dress, go for it!