Better late then never, so they say. I am still ill and my insomnia is taking its toll but at last I squeeze in a Blogpost about my ‘Pinstripes en Vogue’ dress (V8789 View A) before I go back to my Blogpost Series Cape-tasia.
When I first saw this pattern, I was delighted. Both Views are so versatile and elegant. Depending on my fabric choices they would make great day, afternoon, cocktail or evening dress. Hooray!
Since I have more evening gowns than day dresses I decided to sew View A in a lovely cotton dress fabric to stock up for my everyday life.
And sewing this pattern was delightful althought I couldn´t help but adding more steps to this bodice. It is cut on the bias, has no lining and what the instructions recommended would just not be enough support in my humble opinion. But that is a me thing per se, I always do additional steps.
Pattern: Vogue 8789 View A
Fabric: 4m – 100% cotton dress fabric (stripes are woven in 🙂 )
- Gütermann Col. 000 black
- Petersham Ribbon black
- Hook and Bar
- Edge tape interfacing
- Cotton batist fusible interfacing
Sewing Time: ~ 8 hours
Fit: Like a Glove
Difficulty: sewing easy (but additional steps required to make this bodice a success)
Watch out for ( view A) : The bias cut bodice. I suggest you use fusible edge tape on your bodice seams (sides, middle back/front and waist) to reinforce them. Also use fusible interfacing on your neck facings and staystitch them. Last but not least an additional waist stay is recommended since the skirt is wonderful full and has a nice deep hem.
Make again? Absolutely, it is such a comfy dress and looks great.
I hope you try sewing this dress. Especially if you already have Vogue 8789 somewhere in your pattern stack 😉 and as always feel free to ask me any questions or if you run into a problem write and I will assist you as far as I can.
Enjoy your weekend, give yourself a treat and have some rest. Mondays are always closer than we think.