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Vogue 1020 - Zig Zag Dress

Added Jan 19, 2012

by sewwrong

Boston, Massachu...






This is a tight dress that gathers on the side, creating this cool bias on the bodice that straightens out at the skirt. The directions were straightforward and I think I referred to them once or twice, but pretty much did things based on instinct. I opted to use clear elastic at the shoulder seams and at the left gathered side seam instead of seam tape – much more RTW looking. No zipper used either since this fabric is so stretchy it’s not necessary. And thank you to whoever invented the twin stretch needle because for those of us who don’t own a serger, it’s a miracle. I used it to hem the bottom of the dress and sleeves as well as the neckline, and it looks so much more professional than a regular straight stitch.

More info on my blog: sew wrong.

Material Notes

I used rayon jersey from Gorgeous Fabrics




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Other
Knits/Jersey, Rayon

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    Jan 20, 2012, 02.00 AMby schnui

    Really nice!! You have made it beautifully. And yes, the twin needle is a gem, even if you own an over- locker as well.

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    Jan 19, 2012, 06.49 PMby loisvolk

    Terrific print! I agree with you about the twin needle…..a definite miracle, just like you said.

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    Jan 19, 2012, 06.15 PMby leahfranqui

    Really gorgeous! Love the print, and the fit is stellar.

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