Sunday, 19 August 2012
Photos in "the dress"... Vogue 1312
Here are some photos of the dress, Vogue 1312. I wore it out for my birthday dinner. Do I look fifty? But I digress...
Black is such a tough colour to photograph, but I hope you get a sense of what it looks like.
Since the details of the dress are hard to see I thought I would pose beside the fancy automobile. Don't be impressed, it's not mine.
For those asking about the hem adjustment that I made, I'm hoping that the photos will give you an idea of the length.
Let's get one thing straight, I'm short. I stand five-foot-one, five-foot-two in these shoes.
The skirt has five pattern pieces: skirt front, skirt back, lower side, lower front and lower back. Even though the skirt front and back has markings for lengthening and shortening, I didn't end up modifying these pieces. I almost did, I even got as far as pinning the pattern pieces. But I wasn't certain that it was going to work out.
Sew, I chose to shorten the skirt from the lower side, lower front and lower back pattern pieces. I raised the hemline edge of the pattern up four inches. And it worked for me. I'm quite pleased with the how the skirt pieces fell into place.
It is the only adjustment that I made to the pattern. The next one, yes I plan to make another, I would like to cut the bodice a size smaller. I found that it has quite a bit of ease around the bust.
Now just for laughs...
that Vogue model pose.