it´s been months since I finished my Tartan Gown and finally we had a shooting so I do have pictures for this blog post. Hooray!
First I would love to give the usual round-up for other seamstresses.
Pattern: Vogue 9053
Fabric: Red Tartan (100% wool) bought from a local fabric store & poly lining dark green
Edge tape interfacing (a lot! might have been 5m)
Cotton batiste fusible interfacing
Sewing Time: Completed over a week
Modifications: Bodice shortened
Fit: Very good I dare say
Difficulty: Very Easy (Pattern Envelope) I agree but would not recommend this for beginners.
Watch out for: Let the bias settle-in long enough especially if you go for the floor-length dress also I strongly advise you to use fusible edge tape interfacing on the bodice (read below).
Make again? Yes please!
Additional I used fusible edge tape since my wool tartan fabric is heavy and the floor-length dress would pull my bodice down. If your fabric of choice isn´t lightweight I´d recommend you use edge tape too.
I used edge tape on the neckline, bodice front, bodice back, side seams and armholes.
The bias had to settle-in over night. The rule of thumb is 24 hours but I chose to play it safe and allowed it to hang for 2 days. Here is the result and a reminder why skipping this part is a bad idea:
Tada 20cm additional length in the first picture. The second picture is showing the hemmed skirt but gives you a good idea how full the floor-length skirt is.
I absolutely love this gown and the fabric I used for it. The more fabric twirls around me when I move or dance the happier I am. Do you love flowing gowns or are you more the shift dress lover?
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