Sunday, January 25, 2009

Vogue 2788 - Version 1.1

I finally got around to adding the zipper ot Vogue 2788 and trying it on with a petticoat underneath and realised that it was rather wide in the waist and hips which gave it that slight maternity-dress look. So, I took in the side-seams 2cm on each side. Below is a video showing the result. I think the skirt could be even a little less full, especially around the hips - so might work on that a little more.

The main area that needs a lot of work on this dress is the bodice at the neck and back. The shoulders are too wide (you can see one side a dart has been basted to take away some of the width) and the back too wide. I'm also not sure about having the back so low - my shoulder blades look ridiculous! Plus it'll be cold.

Note that because the petticoat starts well below the end of the bodice, you can see a colour contrast where there is no lining and no petticoat. Next version will have an integrated lining/petticoat to solve that problem.

4 comments:

Judy said...

I agree with all your comments that I could understand. It looks good but I agree that I think it could be better if it were a little less full. I could not tell what it was about the neck etc but if it is too big, that may be it. I did not follow what you meant on the petticoat.

I am also not sure how it would look if the back were more covered.

It made a very nice noise when you jumped.

Rebeccak said...

I like the back! a lot! Your shoulders look nice.

great filming jono! we may have to go into collaboration next!

Sew Country Chick said...

Do you have a ny photos of how the dress turned out? I'm making the same one

Sarah said...

I ended out making a combination of Vogue 2788 and McCall's 9126,the finished version is
here.