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Vogue 8615

Added Sep 18, 2010

by jorth

Melbourne, Austr...




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Retro-style dress made unique with funky gathering. You can read all about it on my blog Jorth!

Also, for those who wanted to know about the gathering, I made the skirt with a full skirt. Once the dress was fully completed, I gathered up sections of fabric to create fanned folds, then sewed these together on the wrong side, so no stitching could be seen on the right side. Using this method means that you may end up stitching through three or four layers of fabric. I did this in random places until I felt the skirt looked ‘right’.

Material Notes

Japanese spotted cotton from Tessuti Fabrics




Garment Type

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    Jul 7, 2011, 06.41 AMby joolz & joolz

    Very cool!

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    Jan 25, 2011, 03.31 AMby laurakbd

    So cute! I love all of your stuff!

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    Sep 25, 2010, 11.33 AMby mischi

    Exquisite!!! Such a lovely idea and an amazing outcome!

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    Sep 23, 2010, 02.16 AMby kana

    pretty!! it looks classic and new at the same time!

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    Sep 23, 2010, 01.26 AMby clareh

    wow, lovely. I’m going to check out your blog for the famed sleeve trick!

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    Sep 22, 2010, 03.00 PMby prairieponygirl

    So wonderful! The gathering is amazing. Beautiful job!

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    Sep 21, 2010, 04.36 AMby carolyn-s

    This is really gorgeous! I love all the folding, and how the busy-ness of the skirt part balances out the simpler more tailored top part. Swanky Melbourne Cup do?!

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    Sep 20, 2010, 07.12 PMby Najdiz Gore


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    Sep 20, 2010, 07.02 PMby annaelisabeth

    love the retro character in the fabric as well in the design

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    Sep 19, 2010, 05.56 PMby laceumbrella

    This is lovely

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    Sep 18, 2010, 05.30 PMby tejka


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    Sep 18, 2010, 12.54 PMby loyl8

    love it!!! great job!!!

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    Sep 18, 2010, 07.46 AMby sallyy

    I just love the dress its beautiful

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    Sep 18, 2010, 07.09 AMby mahaila

    nice, looks great!

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    Sep 18, 2010, 04.40 AMby halokitty087

    Gorgeous dress! How did you do the gathering to make it look like that? I have some vague ideas, but I am curious about your technique because it looks amazing!

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    Sep 18, 2010, 04.36 AMby Phyu Myo Hlaing(Jasmine)


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    Sep 18, 2010, 03.09 AMby nessys

    Hey Darl – love the dress – in fact loved it so much I Googled the Vogue pattern number which lead me to your review on sewing.patternreview. Sleeves can be a real pain in the neck/arm. You did well to persevere with it – and I love what you have down with the full skirt. I agree with you – it is rather spiffy! It is just gorgeous.

    PS – thanks for the tip re reducing arm fullness on the cap. I HATE putting sleeves in – my last effort was a 3 day, 4 attempt drama! I think you are right – tight weave fabrics with no give can be the death of you with this. I ended up having to do 3 rows of ease stitch to get it in….

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      Sep 18, 2010, 03.17 AMby jorth

      Thanks NessyS, and I’m glad you found the sleeve trick useful!

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