During the long grueling winter, I dreamed of hot summer days when I would need to have pretty dresses made from lovely fabrics like this voile to keep me cool... well I'm still waiting for summer to hit us full force. It has only been teasing us here and there. Whenever the sun does come out for a moment...I dash outdoors for a few blog pictures.
I used V1344 for this dress and made it exactly as per the pattern. I think that overall it looks pretty good. There are only a two issues that I may have with it... 1) I find that the voile combined with the batiste lining made this dress a little more bulky than I would have liked. I really wanted to line the voile because the white lining made the colors in the print pop so much more than without. 2) The shoulders can look a little bit Star Trekish... kinda pointy and full for me and my already broad shoulders.
Pattern: Vogue 1344
Fabric used: A lovely cotton print voile.
Instructions: No problems there.
Changes I made: I didn't make any changes to this dress but next time I may omit the front overlay/ruffle thing, to reduce some bulk.
Repeat worthy: Sure. It makes a great summer dress!
What does a girl with broad shoulders need....gathers on those shoulders...yeah.
And for good measure...put them in the back too... I wonder if I could alter the pattern to remove these? Anyone?
Here I am trying to show you the front overlay. It is a little hard to see in pictures.
All that nit picking...but when I step back to look at it, I'm pleased with the overall look. I should be proud of good workmanship and quality. I do want to be honest with my readers for when they go to make the same pattern... but how far do you have to really go with it? Why do we pick apart our work so much? I know that I'm not the only one who does this. Time to stop. Time to say...
I made this and it's great!