Monday, 17 November 2008

Vogue 8034 - version 1, the trial

I made Vogue 8034 today, of a polyester georgette from Kerryn's Fabric World. I was very pleased with how it turned out.
 

 

I made some minor changes to the pattern, taking in the upper waist a little, reducing the width of the facings, eliminating the waist lining and adding a chocolate voile lining to the upper bodice, as the georgette is sheer.
 
. I gathered the front upper bodice lining so that it would sit close to the body.
I also chose to finish the bias gathered lower bodice seperately from the voile waist stay, which also acts as a lining. This allowed the gathered waist section to drape in a curve front and back, which I quite like. My next version will be in cream silk charmeuse, as I do not have a suitable fabric for the lining to the gold chiffon. I will add a bit more fabric to the waist drape and to the shoulder drapes, as I think this would look more luxurious.
This top would look better with a different skirt. I am thinking of this one from the November BWOF
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4 comments:

katherine h said...

that is just lovely!

Sharon said...

Very nice, great fit and colour. Will have to check out Kerryn's website

Vicki said...

Very nice! The "real" version sounds like it going to be lovely too.

Morzel: said...

This suits you sooo well! Good color, good style for you!