Woohoo! I finished another dress!
This dress was a reader’s pick for The Monthly Stitch March Challenge.
The pattern I used is Vogue 1086, an OOP dress pattern designed by Tracy Reese.
I used a J Crew black/grey/red silk/cotton voile from Fabric Mart which was a Julie’s Picks Club selection last year. It is underlined in the bodice and lined in the skirt with a black cotton batiste. This pattern doesn’t call for lining, but as voile is sheer, I opted to line it.
I really like the way that this dress came together. It took a little longer to make with couture touches like French seams and bindings. I opted to follow the directions and do it as the designer suggests. I like the way that the yoke is finished like a men’s shirt with the seams hidden inside. I opted to underline the bodice for those reasons and it produced a very clean finish inside. It almost looks like a reversible dress! And I guess if I had hidden the zipper, it would be!
Please excuse the cat hair, btw. I have a bad kitty who kept laying on this black fabric while I was making this!!!
This dress is so very comfortable to wear. I wasn’t sure about if the v-neck would be too low for me, but it didn’t turn out to be. Also, I made this dress with only 2.5 yards of fabric!!! Not including the lining of course. I definitely plan on making this pattern again, especially since I have some other small yardages in my stash that were originally meant for blouses. I think they will look awesome in this pattern!
The kitty apparently likes this dress, as she photobombed yet another photo whilst I wasn’t looking. So yes, of course I posed with her. 🙂
I am so happy with this dress and I’m looking forward to wearing it!
Dress: Vogue 1086 in J Crew silk/cotton voile lined/underlined with cotton batiste, made by me