Added Sep 4, 2012
Vogue 2535: Dress & Slip. Dress, above ankle, has capelet, close-fitting, dropped waist bodice, piping, yokes, flared skirt with shaped hemline and side snap closing. A: long sleeves with binding and snaps. B: sleeveless, armhole binding. Both have contrast capelet and skirt. Fitted, A-line slip has shoulder straps and side vents.
While the 1920s are not the most flattering look for my body, this was a fun exercise in trying something different!
This pattern is quite easy to put together – the only difficulty comes from the drapey fabric that I chose (and, to be honest, a fabric with drape is pretty necessary for the look).
I really like the addition of piping along the dropped waist seamline. I am going to have to remember to do this on other projects. Because I did not have any cording on hand, I substituted a length of yarn – it worked beautifully.
Since this garment is not fitted through the torso, I decided to go with the side snap closure instead of a zipper. It took some time to sew all of those snaps, but a polyester zipper would have buckled with my lightweight fabric, so it was a nice option.
All of the hems were hand-rolled because I feel like it is a more vintage look.
And instead of a double seam finish, I bound my edges with rayon seam binding.
It has been fun exploring a new decade!
More pictures and info may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.
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