A while back (ahem…a long while back), I bought this Vogue Vintage dress pattern from JoAnn’s while they were having a sale. I think I got it for around $2, a total steal! And then like so many of my other patterns, it just sat there on my desk until I filed it away.
I think there is something about making a true finished item for myself that has always seemed to scare me. There are so many different curves that we need to learn for our bodies to get the perfect fit. But then I realized that there is only one way to get better, and that is to practice, practice, practice.
With the recent addition of my serger, I no longer have any excuses. So I decided to dust this pattern off and give it a go…
I decided to modernize it a tad by using denim, thinking I could really have fun with the accessories. I wanted a lighter-weight shirt material denim, but couldn’t find that at the store…so I went with this darker wash that had a really nice soft feel to it.
I think it came out…ok. I am not in love with it, but I know that I can really have fun with some belted accessories to give it a punch.
Just as I was wondering what I was going to wear with it for the Photo Shoot, I got a super fun surprise in the mail from the lovely Sachiko of Tea Rose Home…
A denim brooch! How perfect is that?!!
So while I may not think this dress came out with the perfect fit, I do think I am one step closer to making fabulous fitted creations for myself! Its just about learning how to cut patterns for the right measurements (because I am not your typical 8, 10 or 12 – I am more like a Size 12 bust, size 16 waist, size 18 hip…especially in vintage patterns! YIKES! lol – you get the idea though).
With that being said – tell me. Do you have any good adult woman patterns that you want to share? I would love to get some feedback for good ones to keep learning on!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…