A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 302,348
Currently Running With Scissors:
588 Guests and 17 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 [All]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Vogue dress pattern V2880  (Read 17983 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
baby4brat4
« on: September 25, 2005 06:44:54 PM »

ok, i found the perfect dress for me. i am absolutely obsessed with it.

 i love it so much. im gunna make it shorter though the version i want to make is on here

http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/voguepatterns/shop.cgi?s.item.V2880=x&TI=20003&page=1

the only problem is its advanced. has anyone made it before. is it hard?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I would rather fail on my own terms than succeed on someone else's.
cameras4toys
Offline Offline

Posts: 216
Joined: 29-Dec-2003

"Tears are the orgasm of laughter!"


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2005 03:27:57 PM »

To get that ruffle edging I think you need a Serger. A whole extra machine...
THIS ROCKS   Logged

LRS
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2005 07:21:52 AM »

I haven't made it and I couldn't find a review at www.patternreview.com.  But this is going to be very involved. 
   - Vogue patterns are often complicated anyway and if they rate it expert, they mean that.
   - Anything with a wrap is tricky because the right and left are different and you've probably got facings on both sides. 
   - it needs to be lined.
   - it has boning.
   - fit is absolutely critical, so it will probably need pattern alterations and careful fittings.
   - There's a lot of horizontal gathering, meaning that you've got to match up pieces that are different sizes and adjust the gathering. 
   - And then there's all that ruffled edging.

It's a beautiful dress.  I've been sewing for years, and I'd only attempt it if I had loads of time, and was feeling very patient.  I suspect it will take a lot of puzzling over the instructions to figure out exactly how to do it and to get it to fit well.

LRS
THIS ROCKS   Logged

bags & purses:  Elaress.etsy.com
fabric bowls & boxes: ElaressAtHome.etsy.com
radio show/webcast:  www.FrugalYankee.com
skye691
Fredrick VonHugleburg
Offline Offline

Posts: 851
Joined: 04-Nov-2004

I haven't died yet.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2005 01:27:44 PM »

I'm pretty sure you could do the ruffles without a serger.

dang. that looks like a fun pattern to attempt..
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The earth, stained with the blood of a thousand dying soldiers, weeps as she welcomes them home.

 http://www.tickercentral.com/view/3wl9/1
MissMelody
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2005 09:22:48 AM »

You can make that dress without a serger, you'd need to hem the ruffles with a small straight stitch and create the ruffles by using a really long straight stitch.  That said, it probably is a challenging dress to make but there's no reason why you couldn't make it if you follow the directions really closely.  If you run into problems you could always ask here or at patternreview.  And if you need more immediate help, I notice that the people who work at fabric stores are usually more than happy to help, sometimes too helpful.  I think you should go for it and take it one step at a time, give yourself plenty of time to make it and make a muslin before you cut into your good fabric.  Once you get that completed, you'll be so badass you won't even be able to stand it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
baby4brat4
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2005 06:28:47 PM »

i think im actually just gunna buy the pattern for now, and attempt it later. make something a little simpler for the upcomming dance. whats a muslim?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I would rather fail on my own terms than succeed on someone else's.
LRS
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2005 08:05:45 AM »

i whats a muslim?

A muslin is a practice garment.  They used to be made of muslin fabric, but it's best to use a fabric with a similar weight and especially similar stretch to the one you'll use for your final dress.

The muslin is to help you see what alterations you need.  You start by taking your measurements and altering the pattern.  Then cut out your muslin and sew it together.  You might ignore some details.  Instead of a facing, maybe you just turn under an edge.  Maybe you won't put in a zipper - have someone pin it on the seamline when you try it on.  Then you can see what you like and don't like about the fit.  You can mark changes on the muslin and maybe resew and refit. 

Sometimes I make a muslin out of an inexpensive, but halfway decent looking fabric.  If it comes out well, I can finishe it up and wear it.  But I've made them out of worn sheets or several non-matching fabrics. 

LRS
THIS ROCKS   Logged

bags & purses:  Elaress.etsy.com
fabric bowls & boxes: ElaressAtHome.etsy.com
radio show/webcast:  www.FrugalYankee.com
skye691
Fredrick VonHugleburg
Offline Offline

Posts: 851
Joined: 04-Nov-2004

I haven't died yet.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2005 09:31:56 PM »

whats a muslim?

Muslims are practitioners of the Islamic religion, if I'm not mistaken.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The earth, stained with the blood of a thousand dying soldiers, weeps as she welcomes them home.

 http://www.tickercentral.com/view/3wl9/1
TheDishclothQueen
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2005 10:08:59 PM »

That said, it probably is a challenging dress to make but there's no reason why you couldn't make it if you follow the directions really closely.  If you run into problems you could always ask here or at patternreview.  And if you need more immediate help, I notice that the people who work at fabric stores are usually more than happy to help, sometimes too helpful.  I think you should go for it and take it one step at a time, give yourself plenty of time to make it and make a muslin before you cut into your good fabric.  Once you get that completed, you'll be so badass you won't even be able to stand it.

I have to be devil's advocate and disagree.

In my opinion, if you try to make this now, you're only going to become extremely frustrated, pissed off, and want to fling both the fabric and your sewing machine off the farther end of the earth. 

I'm still a beginning sewer, while my mom is extremely good.  I tried to make a pleated skirt that was way over my head (and still WAY easier than this dress), and even with Mom available to help me, I was frustrated to the point of tears.  Sewing is supposed to be an enjoyble, relaxing hobby.  Obviously, there will be times that you'll come across something you don't understand or have a hard time doing.  And certainly, you'll want to chose increasingly more difficult patterns.  But starting with this dress seems foolish.  It'd be like taking a beginning carpenter and telling them to build a house. 

I say, go ahead and buy the pattern, because someday you'll be capable of making it.  But don't try it now.  Put it away, and look at it again when you're 20. 

Just my two cents.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Making an effort to use proper English and not 'net slang makes me much more willing to respond to your post.
skye691
Fredrick VonHugleburg
Offline Offline

Posts: 851
Joined: 04-Nov-2004

I haven't died yet.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2005 08:39:40 AM »

I'll be honest-- after I saw this thread, I ran out and bought the pattern.

I'm about halfway through the dress, and I have to say.. It's not necessarily difficult to sew, there are a few things here and there that a beginner would probably need some help with.. the hardest part about it is dealing with all of the pissy little pieces. They're a pain in the ass to cut out, and there's sooo many.

Make sure you copy down all of the markings and label everything.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The earth, stained with the blood of a thousand dying soldiers, weeps as she welcomes them home.

 http://www.tickercentral.com/view/3wl9/1
caradee
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2006 10:46:57 PM »

whats a muslim?

Muslims are practitioners of the Islamic religion, if I'm not mistaken.

that made my day!! lol.



anyhow, I agree, patience and dilligence.  things like pinning, marking and pressing make all the difference in the world when it comes to garments!!! good luck.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

sewing. felting. dyeing. hot glue bandit.
skye691
Fredrick VonHugleburg
Offline Offline

Posts: 851
Joined: 04-Nov-2004

I haven't died yet.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2006 10:25:36 AM »

I wanted to tack on that yes, you totally can make this dress if you're a beginner.

For shits and giggles I made one myself, and I see no reason why you wouldn't be able to.

Just make sure that you copy down ALL of the markings on the pattern onto your dress. You'd hate yourself bigtime if you didn't.

Other than that, I didn't find anything extrodinarily difficult, just incredibly time consuming. If you want to make this dress, make sure you give yourself at least 6 weeks to do it..
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The earth, stained with the blood of a thousand dying soldiers, weeps as she welcomes them home.

 http://www.tickercentral.com/view/3wl9/1
spaz2phreek
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2006 12:24:17 PM »

oh so happy. I love love love this pattern and am totally considering but it looked a little daunting. I think i'll pick it up, though. May not sew it for some time but I will eventually................
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Craft till it hurts.
ChicaQueDiceRawr
Woman of Letters
Offline Offline

Posts: 4
Joined: 16-Jan-2006

Je t'aime mon poisson rouge.


View Profile
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2006 08:23:22 AM »

I didn't start this thread...but you ladies really really helped me.

A couple weeks ago, I saw this dress pattern on the Vogue website and just about died. It's perfect....like the thread's author said "I'm obsessed!"

I'm going to be making the long pattern in white (since it's going to be my wedding dress! *does a happy dance*) so I immediately hopped on this forum to see if anyone had encountered this pattern and if I'd be shooting myself in the foot if I tried it. Thankfully most of you say this dress isn't impossible. Good news for me: I'm a beginner at garment sewing...so I was a little daunted by the task. Thankfully I talked to my fiance's mother (who is crafty beyond all reason and an excellent seamstress...just a cool lady all around *smile*) and she said she'd be more than glad to help out!

Well, the wedding won't be for a while (next spring at the earliest...we're still working on a good date)...but if anyone wants to see the finished product for the long pattern (and doesn't mind waiting *laughs*), I'll post some shots of the process and the dress being worked on...plus pictures of it in all its glory on the wedding day!

Thanks so much for all the pointers ladies.  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. -- Dr. Seuss
ohdanigirl
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2010 10:34:34 PM »

I was going to make this my wedding dress for my beach wedding & chickened out. Ended up finding the $1200 beaded corset ballgown that I fell in love with on Craigslist for $245, but that's another story. Feeling no guilt for trashing that dress on the beach: priceless.
Anyways.
I am 1,000 miles away from my mother and the Singer machine I know well. I just got the Kenmore that I inherited from my grandmother tuned up - it has been sitting unused for over a decade. I am going to get to know this machine as I make aprons as Christmas gifts: matching sets of adult, child & doll size - then get down to bidness and order a silk sample swatch set to see what suits my fancy.
I agree with making a muslin - I'm 5'3" and a 38DD; obviously some pattern adjustments are in order. Many times I end up cutting out 2 different pattern sizes and Frankensteining them together. No easy task on this pattern considering the asymmetric bodice & hemline. And I will likely have to shorten the hemline for my short ass.
I've read through the instructions more than a few times, and there is no demand for a surger, just a heck of a lot of patience. Making ruffles will be my hobby for a while.
The shoulder straps call for boning, which I  love the thought of: off the shoulder sexy that STAYS IN PLACE! HALLELUJAH! I just might sew boning into a few other things hanging around my closet.
This dress just begs for slinky fabrics. I'm using 100% silk: shantung for the shell & lining, chiffon for the skirting and ruffles.
Here's the deal with slinky fabrics: use  ball point needles. Otherwise you just perforate the fabric.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Silver_McAdams
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2010 01:15:33 PM »

I can't tell you if it is tough to make or not, but I love it too. I have been looking for a casual wedding dress pattern, and stumbled across this a couple of weeks ago. A friend has offered to make my wedding dress for me, and I may have her make this one. It is in my top three.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Misse
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2010 12:54:52 AM »

I was so happy to find this conversation! I am also going to make this for my wedding dress. I have been sewing (off-and-on) since I was a little girl..so about 22 years now. I use to look into pattern shops every now and then for some inspiration, but I almost never buy any of these patterns. Instead I try to "understand" how this garment is put together and why there are certain parts that need to be in it. Then I simply just sketch my own version of it and figure out by myself what kind of fabric to use and what pieces to cut...and then I just put it together.

Even though I have been sewing for a long time I seem to never really succeed with these patterns. For me it feels just like too much work to try to get into how someone else would put this dress together. Let's face it: patterns are just suggestions of how you could do a garment - it is not like the absolute truth.

My advise is to be creative and make this dress your own, by drawing your own pattern (which gives you the opportunity to make it fit perfect) and then put it all together as you wish.

I will post some pics when I get into doing this dress. Sewing should not be a struggle, it should be a wonderful flowing feeling of love and inspiration.  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
ohdanigirl
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2011 06:23:13 PM »

Got the muslin to this pattern made - and it fits!.
Mostly. I shortened the shoulder straps and I'll shorten the torso pieces by about 3" just so the gathers don't add bulk around my middle. Pattern piece #7 is supposed to be gathered, but I think I will make it match the un gathered foundation pieces underneath to, again, eliminate bulk.
But, overall I (and my husband!) like the fit.
I'm using 100% silk for the chiffon overlay, China silk foundation, and maybe raw silk lining.
I didn't make the skirt or all those ruffled edges in muslin.
I've been checking out YouTube for advice on sewing with silk & how to do rolled hems.

Boldly going forward!

D.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 [All] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Panasonic DMC-LX3: Set for Dusk/Dawn Scene
Panasonic DMC-LX3: Set for Copy Scene
Panasonic DMC-LX3: Set for Beach/Snow Scene
Panasonic DMC-LX3: Set for Backlight Scene
Panasonic DMC-LX3: Getting Started
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Fabric Boxes
Tute Tuesday: A Pod of Narwhals
Hey, it's summer. Go outside!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.