Why hasn’t this pattern taken off? Nice full skirt, comfy bodice….
Whimsical shoulder blade noose? Maybe. As per my usual- I tried it- the pattern everyone else knew better about, I suppose. Do better sewists have some sort of sense about bad ideas? Can you see a dark putrid aura rising from the pattern bin or something?
‘No! Not that one- I see sorrow- tears and poorly placed bust darts! Heed my words or suffer most dreadfully!!!’
Maybe if I’d READ the directions this would have been a problem, no- I read them, I just didn’t follow them. Honestly, I looked at it, liked the shape with my fabric and ran with it. So to do a review seems wrong- cuz this isn’t so much a pattern review as a dress I made using the pieces.
– I knew I wanted to wear a bra (it’s my thing, crazy right?) so I raised the back about 5- yes 5 inches. Also, that helped cover up the tattoo I got back in 1989 that is the first 4 chapters of the Andy Warhol Diaries in comic sans- I regret the font, not the Jerry Hall gossip.
– Whoa, look at that- you can see my appendix in this- add 2 inches to the front.
-I’ve been wanting to try exposed darts, but, not on this- my print is very fun- I didn’t want it disturbed. Another change!
-zipper? We don’t need no stinking zipper!
-raise that waistline to a flattering zone
-Lining? In the southern summer? Why not just wear armour. No thank you.
– I used a self fabric binding (made wrong side out, so the darker areas of the print don’t bleed thru) on the sleeve edges and the neckline. I added it before sewing the bodice together for a smoother point at the joining. Joining- is that a thing? Sure, sure, it’s a thing.
-Oh, I’m getting little armscye rumples- lets nip that out with another dart- foolishness- I should have just adjusted the Vogue dart of uselessness first!
Shoulder blade noose? No longer necessary to maintain the bodice remaining on, but what the hay, let’s make a noose!
So did I make Vogue 1402 or not? Well, I did use all the pieces, so I guess that counts. I feel like those gals that go to the hairdresser, get a vastly different style than usual then come home and style it like they always have and blame the hairdresser! Oh, Wanda!
As you know, my pictures are a work in progress. Someday I will really appreciate soft-focus…today is not that day!
Enjoy the shrubbery, while I adjust. Hey, didn’t Jack the Ripper saw that a few times? Hmm….lets move on. Alright, here goes.
I have been saving this fabric for ages. It was a mad purchase during the last fabricmart challis blitz. I love the repeat- in fact, most of the people pictured probably got repetitive stress injuries on a daily basis, bend with the knees, not at the waist peasants! I was very good about print matching on my skirt- since it is totally meant for twirling! Here’s an aggressive pose:
Look! Neck noose! The husband loves this dress- I think it’s the peasants- but it could be the handy noose…..
photo credits: pattern review, google images, little me. All images remain the property of their original owners.