Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Vogue 1027 = Frustration!

I picked up a couple of pretty Vogue patterns from Joann's when they were on sale ($3.99 each!) and decided to try out V1027. It's such a pretty dress and I love the longer length.

It looks like such a flattering cut, very feminine. It looks like a wrap dress but the bodice is pleated and attached to the skirt. The tie is also attached at the back and sides.
I really like the fabric - a nice weight and feel to it.

It looks pretty good on the dress form.

Too bad I can't figure out this mess in front. When I put this dress on and tie a knot in front it looks like a crooked mess! I've double-checked to make sure everything is centered and nothing is caught in the seams. I think I may have cut it a size too big and it just cinches funny in front. I opted not to put in the elastic at the waist band (as many others suggested on Pattern Review) so I wonder if that would help to distribute the extra fabric more evenly? I was too lazy/annoyed to put it on and take a picture but I'll do so after I fiddle with it a little.

I'd like to finish it up so I can move on to this...
I've seen a few versions of this around the web and can't wait to get started! I've also been making progress on Peter's "Men's Shirt Sew-Along". We're almost done with putting the muslin together.

I'm off to find my seam ripper!

1 comment:

  1. i hate when that happens!
    your right though, it does look great on the dress form.
    hopefully you can save it!