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(it was soooo cold out yesterday, that I had a tear rolling down my face! LOL)

Project Details:

Pattern: Vogue 8413, view D
Fabric: Nanette Lepore Black & White Texture (55% Silk / 25% Cotton / 20% Viscose)
Lining: China Silk
Notions: 22" invisible zipper; hook and eyes

Description: Close-fitting dress have bodice and sleeve variations and roll neck collar, princess seams, straight skirt with front pleats, back darts, zipper and vent.

Sheath dresses have been so prevalent in fashion lately and I've really been wanting to jump on the bandwagon. I recalled that I had this pattern in my stash for some while now. I remembered that the collar gave the dress a very retro, 1960's feel to it... a la Jackie. Even my 11 year old commented that all was missing was one of those "little hats" (a pillbox hat), LOL.

I had to make several initial alterations. According to my high bust measurement, I cut the bodice in a size 14. I then made a one inch FBA for armhole princess seams. Next, I lengthened the entire bodice by an inch. I cut the skirt portion in the size 16 and lengthened it 5 inches.

My favorite part of the dress is the collar. It's cut on the bias. After I attached, I didn't press it down. I wanted to insure that it would be an authentic "rolled neck".

The dress also has a 22" inch zipper... I used an invisible and the skirt is vented. The pattern did not suggest a lining (which I don't understand when wovens are recommend), so I lined it. Here is the lining attached at the neckline, the sleeves and the skirt vent.

Overall, this is a great pattern and a great style. I recommend this one!

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