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Fourth of July Dress

Added Jun 18, 2011

by madebymeg

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Description

I am finally embracing my collection of Vogue Patterns. Every post that involves them I complain about their million pattern pieces and unnecessary and overcomplicated construction. But I find myself buying Vogue over and over again. I found that my most successful use of the patterns is when I do it my way: Cynthia Steffe as a “monster costume”http://megmadethis.blogspot.com/2011/06/ruffled-collar-blouse.html, a Rebecca Taylor dress used to make a “bathing suit”http://megmadethis.blogspot.com/2011/05/retro-summertime-bathing-suit.html. So I cut this dress my way, combining elements from the very similar Rebecca Taylor pattern. I kept the pleating at the top but got rid of the weird skirt and the long sleeves. I added pockets and the draw string from Rebecca Taylor. I spaced the buttons to accomodate however many I had in my stash. And somehow, Vogue got fun!

But just because I didn’t follow all the directions or cut out all the pattern pieces doesn’t mean I got lazy. The real reason I buy Vogue patterns is that I love the pleating, the “rose shoulders”http://megmadethis.blogspot.com/2010/03/vogue-dress.html, the details, the stuff I can’t draft myself. I really liked the detail on the front and back yoke, and it was a bit of a challenge.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Classic
Material
Shirting

Credits

Vogue's
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  • Karen_large

    Jun 27, 2011, 11.59 AMby karenlg

    lovely

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    Jun 24, 2011, 04.56 PMby aricheson

    I absolutely LOVE the fabric and the pattern worked really well.

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    Jun 19, 2011, 10.39 AMby Debby H

    Pretty and it really suits you too

  • Cara_kiss_large

    Jun 19, 2011, 03.36 AMby caramia-made

    Adorable! I love Vogue patterns too, they tend to be the chicest, and isn’t that what you really want in handmade clothes anyways? ;)

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    Jun 18, 2011, 09.45 PMby secondbedroom

    Come to think of it… I usually do have left over pattern pieces when I use Vogue patterns…extra stuff I just decided not to do. Huh. Anyway – darling dress… and aptly named!

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