Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Vogue 8413 Dress

I was flying out of town for my cousin's wedding Thursday morning so naturally I had to start and make a dress Wednesday night!  :)  I already had the pattern and fabric planned out.  The fabric was already pre-washed, but all the cutting and sewing happened Wednesday night after dinner.  I used Vogue 8413 view C.  The fabric was a berry ponte double knit from fabric.com.  This dress was less than $20 to make!  This dress was also part of my fall wardrobe (but not my PR wardrobe).

Pattern modifications:
1.  Removed the pleats from the front of the skirts
2.  Didn't use interfacing on facings
3.  Used an invisible zipper

I love this pattern and style!  It definitely needed a belt and I don't own very many.  I ended up going to Target the day before the wedding to buy a belt and a clutch.  They were perfect!  I think it was a good buy.  :)

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Because I was making it in a haste, I didn't finish my edges or hem the bottom of the dress.  I will need to go back clean those up, but other than that I love my new dress!  I received many compliments on this dress at the wedding despite my hap-hazardly construction.  See my side seams don't even match... I need to fix that, too.

Hopefully I'll have some pictures up later of the clutch and back of the dress, but I don't have any right now.

24 comments:

Kristy said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog 'cos now I've found yours too! I love that deep red colour on you, it suits you really well. The style is gorgeous too, and if you hadn't mentioned the hem or side seams no one would pick it

Eliana said...

Your dress is so beautiful, it fits you absolutely! Perfect choice of the colour too!

Tanya said...

Fantastic dress, who would know if you didn't tell, I just realize I purchased the same fabric from your Vogue 1027 dress I don't know what I'm going to make but I'm leaning toward some type of tunic, we'll see what develops.

Cindy said...

very classy! i just pulled this pattern from my stash. i love the doubleknit idea.

Eugenia said...

That dress looks gorgeous and really suits you. For $20 and made in double quick time - it's especially amazing!!

Antoinette said...

What a great dress! I would not have picked that pattern for myself, but now that I see yours... Nice job on such short notice!

Faye Lewis said...

Great look and great fit!

Sheila said...

Lovely dress and agree the color looks great on you.

NGLaLALa said...

Thanks, ladies!!
@Tanya, isn't the fabric great?! I just love the bold colors and print. I'm sure whatever you make will be fanastic. Can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

Linda said...

Great looking dress. The belt is an extra nice touch.

Faye Lewis said...

Thank you for the wonderful complement on my jacket.

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

I can't believe that you made that dress in the course of the evening. It takes me days to sew a dress! You look lovely in it - great color on you.

NGLaLALa said...

Thank you, ladies! :)

Faye Lewis said...

Thank you?

Faye Lewis said...

Had to come back to say that everytime I look at that dress I want it more and more. I will be getting that pattern at the next Vogue pattern sale.

Adrienne said...

JUST GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NGLaLALa said...

Thank you ladies!

Karin said...

You look gorgeous. What a beautiful dress!

Andrea said...

You did a beautiful job on this dress. Look look gorgeous in it.

Faye Lewis said...

Signed you up for the month of tops! Glad to have you come along to. That pattern is McCalls 5884.

Faye Lewis said...

This will sound crazy...I don't know your real name! I listed you in the top sew-a-long as Songlalala.

Faye Lewis said...

Thanks for letting me know (Angela). I want to sew tonight, but I opted to cook dinner and then I was too tired to cut. Hopefully tomorrow.

Cecili said...

Thank you for your nice comment on my blouse! I've just discovered your blog and I found a lot of things that I love :) This red dress is awesome!

Angela said...

Thanks, Cecili, for your comment and stopping by!