Vogue 1089 - Adding some color!

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Project Details:

Pattern: Vogue 1089 -
Another Badgley Mischka!

Description: Close-fitting, lined, flared dress has princess seams, midriff with assorted beads and invisible zipper closing. Above mid-knee length

Pattern Sizing: 8 - 22. I cut the 14 in the bodice and graded to size 16 at the waist.

Did it look like the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Very much so!

Fabric: Tangerine 100% linen (from Hancock)
Lining: Ivory Bemberg (from Jo-Anns)

Were the instructions easy to follow? I only read over them briefly if that's any indication.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This is another great designer pattern that I've had stashed for over a year now. I initially purchased it simply because it IS a designer pattern. In spite of that, I thought it looked rather frumpy on the pattern envelope. I didn't really appreciate the style and design until I saw Ann's version.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I made a 3/4" FBA to both the bodice and the lining pieces. I also added 3" to the length.
Extra things I did...
  • I added the sew-on jewels.

  • I did a ridiculous amount of topstitching.

  • I added stay tape to the neckline and underarm to prevent stretching and gaping.

  • And I even used French seams for the lining. That took an astronomical amount of time.

I suppose if you forego those things, this could be a very simple project. But if you're like me and want to drive yourself mad with all of the "extraness", then be prepared to commit a couple of days of your life.

One thing I would do differently IF I ever were to sew this again?
I would use a wider hem instead of the scant 5/8" hem that was recommended. When I look at it, I'm just not loving that part. But that's just my personal preference.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I probably will not. Too many dresses, too little time. I think this is a very flattering dress to a multitude of figure types and I highly recommend it!

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