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Vogue 8645 in retro red-pink-white print

Added Oct 8, 2011

by keren

Tel Aviv, Israel






Blogged about it here mostly, and a bit more here and here

Material Notes

fashion fabric: very thin see-through loose-weave cotton
underlining: lightweight cotton batiste




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Classic
Cotton, Blends



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    Nov 1, 2011, 06.52 PMby prettysewinggirl

    Hello :) Beautiful dress! I’ve been reading your blog (and learnt quite a bit – thanks for clarifying a lining and an underlining!!). I’m starting with a dress, very soft and sheer material, thus in definite need of an underlining (and this will be my first attempt at an underlining)!! But may I ask you a question! Your last picture shows the V (back) of the dress, with bias binding, if my pattern instruction says “edge the neckline with bias binding on the back section” – would that be similar to what you have done with your V-shape back of the dress? And would this also apply to the armholes? (My pattern instruction repeats the bias binding finishing to the armholes) I was quite confused with my instructions until I came across your pictures, I suspect my instructions might be referring to what you have done here! For me it made no sense to apply the bias binding to the right side of the fabric as this would spoil the final look, applying the bias binding to the wrong side makes more sense. Your opinion would be greatly appreciated :) Thank you!!

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      Nov 1, 2011, 10.24 PMby keren

      Hi!! I am very happy to hear that you found my blog useful. It makes my day whenever I get such a lovely comment about my blog :-)

      About the bias binding – there are two ways that I know of for using bias binding.

      One way is like I did – the bias binding is used as a facing, and can only be seen from the wrong side. Note that a facing can also be attained by cutting a “mirror image” of the area being finished, a few cm’s wide, from the fashion fabric or any other suitable fabric.

      The second way causes the bias binding to end up folded in half, lengthwise, such that half shows on the right side and half on the wrong side. This is a nice “touch” to add to a garment, like an outline. Sometimes it is desired and sometimes not. See for example this dress:


      At the risk of repeating myself :-), I really recommend this book for clearing up these subtle and fundamental sewing techniques:

      Linen and Cotton:
      Classic Sewing Techniques for Great Results
      by Susan Khalje

      I hope this helps! If you have any further questions or comments I am more than happy to discuss sewing issues till the break of dawn! :-)

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      Nov 2, 2011, 11.57 AMby prettysewinggirl

      Thats great info :) Thanks! I’m learning a lot :) I will be sure to post pictures of my new project, and will definitely post a picture of the hem – which with your help, I think it is going to be very neat :) Thanks!!!

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    Oct 11, 2011, 07.54 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Love the lines of this dress. Nice job!

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    Oct 9, 2011, 09.55 PMby Irina Schwab

    Nice job, and such a great choice of fabric!

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    Oct 9, 2011, 08.25 PMby turtlegirl00

    very cute! fabric and style are great!

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    Oct 9, 2011, 09.08 AMby loulourosa

    lovely dress, I like the pattern and the fabric! :-)

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      Oct 9, 2011, 09.40 AMby keren

      thank you very much :-)

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    Oct 9, 2011, 06.57 AMby libbysharf

    It’s beautiful on you! the color suits you and I love the retro print!!

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      Oct 9, 2011, 09.40 AMby keren

      thanks! I recently found that these colors (fuchsia etc) are good for me!

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    Oct 9, 2011, 12.29 AMby Vanessa Velasquez

    beautifull dress, like the retro fabric, it remind me old wall paper that by the way, is a current interior design trend once again!!!

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      Oct 9, 2011, 01.12 AMby keren

      thank you! :-) Yes, retro is totally “in” these days.

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    Oct 8, 2011, 07.21 PMby patti-r

    Very pretty and well sewn!!!

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