My Tartan Gown (Vogue 9053 )

My Tartan Gown (Vogue 9053 )

Dearest Visitors,

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.

Sewing Summary:

Pattern: Vogue 9053

Fabric: Red Tartan (100% wool) bought from a local fabric store & poly lining dark green

Notions:

Thread

Zipper

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.

The bodice back pieces with additional edge tape

I used edge tape on the neckline, bodice front, bodice back, side seams and armholes.

Bodice back
Shoulder
Shoulder Lining

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?

Thank you so much for visiting.

Warmly,

Anna

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