Monday, March 22, 2010

The Finish Line Vogue 1084 - Part IV


It's been over two weeks since I last posted. March was a big submission deadline via our application. So I've had to support the users more than normal in addition to the other tasks assigned to me. On the home front, I've been out and about more than usual. Not much blog reading, but haven't missed out of sitting at the sewing machine. As far as blogging about it, I'm about five posts behind. Ms. PB's dinner dress is done! And in between the fittings and sewing of it, I managed to meet/shop with a few more clients, make two pair of pants and a skirt for me.

And oh yeah! On March 6th the Haute Couture club met (other post). We learned about silk and silk painting. The club is sponsoring a fashion show April 18th. Several ladies showed off their entries for the Challenge: "It Is All About The Shoes". Each contestants creates an outfit centered around a "interesting" pair of shoes. And loads of other exciting updates about the going ons of the club. Fun! Fun! Later...,

Back to Vogue 1084. This dress will be showcased on March 28th. I'll only give a few details today, but will post event photos and full review later. There were multiple changes in the design of the dress. Most mentioned in an earlier post. Since then, we've had two additional fittings, both last week.

Design changes -

- sleeves were changed to above the elbow and fitted
- hem sleeves just by turning under two inches and handstitching the hem in place.
- made an additional tie out of the contrasting fabric (back skirt)
- made three belts 3 inch wide (heavy interface), two 2 inch wide belt to tie at waist. (Just in case)

Fitting changes -

- taken in at sides, requiring removal of the zipper, bodice through hip area
- taken in at upper back (center and shoulder sections)
- making adjustment in back facing (ripping out inital facing, resizing a new one)
- increase the wideth and length of the back darts to address sway back

This was good experience for me. I love sewing silk dupioni. It handles well, easy to press, and is beautiful. Normally I underline it, but this time I didn't fear that it would affect the drape of the dress.

The pattern was average, I think. Some may feel the joining of the side bodice would be a little challenging, especially since it is very visual and there are two. It may be difficult to get the same finish in both.

Below are a few photos from the process of joining the side front to the front bodice and sleeve:






In closing, now I need to finish my outfit for the event. My fabric and shoes.
Happy Sewing!

23 comments:

Nancy K said...

great shoes to go with the dress, or is it the other way around. The little bit you've shown of the dress looks very good.

Gail said...

Totally agree with Nancy K. Could you post a full image, it looks too nice for partial shots.

Carol said...

Wow! Really looking forward to seeing this ensemble. The shoes are gorgeous and the fabric is so rich.

Victoria said...

Missed you while you were away but we know duty calls:) Can't wait to see that gorgeous dress and the one you make for yourself! Thanks for the preview!

cindy said...

I love the dress! The fabric is perfect with the pattern! Will you wear it on the 18th for the fashion show? I hope to meet you there. I just need to send in my $$$!

Trudy Callan said...

Gorgeous. Awesome fabric and fab shoes.

Cennetta said...

Thanks ladies! Cindy - I won't model in the show this time. My DD will. ;-)

Digs said...

The back looks fabulous, can't wait to see the front & a full action figure. You picked a beautiful colour, too.

Eugenia said...

I love that dress, the bow is so pretty and the fabric is gorgeous.

Susan said...

Gorgeous dress and a perfect match with the shoe choice.

Faye Lewis said...

Ms. PB is going to be one sharp lady.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

The little bit of the dress I see looks gorgeous. You have been so busy, I don't know how you do
it all? :)

Your fabric and shoes look beautiful.

gwensews said...

That is an awesome color! I'm anxious to hear about your club. I am so jealous so please, share.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Very nice work...as usual. I'd kill for those shoes@

Aminat said...

That dress is so stunning , I love the colour as well and those shoes are gorgeous.....

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

I am so in love with this fabric. Yellowish gold silk?! UGH! LOVE!

The contrast between the shoes and color of the fabric is great. Can't wait to see the whole outfit!!

Summerset said...

GORGEOUS! Just stunning. I know how tricky those sleeve/bodice intersections can be and yours look great.

Those shoes are marvelous and no doubt you'll do them justice!

amber said...

* I wish I lived closer as that upcoming fashion show sounds so cool! Would love to see pictures if you can post them.

* That dress is stunning!

NGLaLALa said...

Great dress! Can't wait to see your dress with those shoes!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That's a tease! Can't wait to hear more about the dress.

JoanneM said...

I ADORE this dress. I have the pattern ,but have not the time......... I want to see a full shot!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Wow are you one busy lady! I can't believe that you work a full time job and sew for others! Awesome! Can't wait to see the finished dress and what you are working on for yourself. And you know I already like your shoes! :)

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

Will be beautiful!

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