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Title: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: shesxautomatic on June 22, 2010 12:41:40 PM
i've been working on this pattern for about a week now... as of last sunday night, i decided that i wanted to wear THIS dress to my best friend's wedding in pittsburgh that upcoming saturday. i started cutting the pieces out that night and slugged through the thing for the rest of the week. i'm not really sure who cynthia steffe is, but i liked the design and the detailing and hey the RTW version costs $345 so i feel pretty cool now haha! this dress is pretty fancy because it has a built-in foundation with boning and a waist stay... lots of pleating and piping and all kinds of detailing. i expected it to be fairly difficult, but the instructions were very clear and precise. i am very happy with the result!


this is the pattern i used - vogue 1174, by cynthia steffe.

the only change i made to the pattern was to redraft the front bodice (the triangular section under the bust). it was shaped really weird and stood out several inches from my waistline  ??? made me look SQUARE. also, the bust is a little big... which is stupid, considering the size i cut was 34" and my bust is 36" and man i have no idea. i put some elastic around it, but then it stopped stretching so we're back to square one. at the wedding, i pinched a good 1" off each side and handsewed some janky lil darts to keep the thing up. when i have a chance to buy real elastic, i will fix it. until then, i deal.


i am sorry it is so wrinkly! i pulled it out of my suitcase after i got back to nashville and didn't have time to press it before taking pictures.






inside - the foundation, boning, and waist stay. isn't the piping along the facing cute? i love little details like that.

i don't want to kill this post, so there are many many more pictures + pattern review @ http://lladybird.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/vogue-1174-complete/

thanks for looking! please let me know what you think  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: MrSandwichWoman on June 22, 2010 01:19:38 PM
Gorgeous!  You did an amazing job.  I also really love the colour. 


Title: Re: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: Addie Marie on June 22, 2010 01:57:29 PM
Oh!! I saw this pattern and wanted to try it, but vogue patterns are so darn expensive! Yours turned out wonderfully--I really like your color choice! And your insides are always finished so beautifully, I like that you don't cut corners with that.


Title: Re: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: graverobbergirl on June 22, 2010 02:24:20 PM
Love the piping and execution of the bodice. Very well done!

And too cute overall!

Nice work!


Title: Re: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: krileymil on June 22, 2010 04:46:56 PM
I think this is soooooo cute.... I love it... I bought the pattern and haven't tried it out... I'm more inspired now to do it thanks to you!!!


Title: Re: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: skaborsk on June 22, 2010 06:09:29 PM
ohhh, i absolutely love this! i have two weddings to go to this month and i sure wish i had your sewing skills....  you did a great job!


Title: Re: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: lidehtium on June 22, 2010 06:37:29 PM
awe thats really nice, I love the color of it ^^


Title: Re: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: CarrottessSparklepaws on June 22, 2010 06:59:52 PM
So cute!  And I love your septum piercing.  I always wanted one of those.


Title: Re: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: Strangefeldt on June 22, 2010 07:32:50 PM
I bought this pattern last week when Vogue was on major sale. I've been saving it for when I feel less intimidated by all the schmancy details. Your dress looks really great, and it's nice to know that the pattern isn't too hard. Good work!


Title: Re: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: Aprilio on June 22, 2010 08:02:41 PM
Love thisssss! It reminds me that I need to learn to read and sew using patterns! It'll be years before I'll be able to do something like this though so yes, very good job!


Title: Re: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: annie_atetheworld on June 23, 2010 10:35:21 PM
Cute dress. I think we're channeling each other. I was thinking about making that dress, and I have the same piercings as you (septum and nose). Cool.


Title: Re: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: sprinklez on June 23, 2010 11:25:26 PM
I love it sooo much! Love the dress, the color, and the trim in combination with the color. You're wonderful!


Title: Re: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: zowiewoahie on June 24, 2010 09:59:30 AM
Oh I love this! The bust is very cute, the piping is perfect.


Title: Re: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: mmh5 on June 24, 2010 01:22:27 PM
This pattern is on my to do list in the near future! I loved the way you altered it and the inside looks so clean. Perfect dress to wear to a wedding.


Title: Re: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: JnEdesigns on June 24, 2010 03:27:43 PM
Totally awesome! You did a wonderful job. I wish I was that good at following patterns!


Title: Re: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: Elphelba on June 24, 2010 08:00:20 PM
It looks like it turned out great. I think the bodice is a lot more striking with all the seams highlighted with the piping. It looks really expensive.


Title: Re: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: theosaurus on June 24, 2010 08:51:53 PM
It's pretty! Also the blue makes your eyes pop!


Title: Re: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: theartofarejay on June 25, 2010 01:28:59 AM
you did such an awesome job! I love the simple blue with white piping. I love this pattern but I'm too afraid to even attempt a vogue :-\


Title: Re: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: lady leeann on June 25, 2010 06:14:21 AM
The dress looks great.  I'm really impressed with all the piping.  I wouldn't even know where to start with a pattern like that! :)


Title: Re: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: Sarah_ on June 25, 2010 07:34:03 AM
Beautiful.


Title: Re: vogue 1174 "cynthia steffe" dress
Post by: freckledpeas on July 07, 2010 06:03:03 PM
Love it! I have been meaning to buy this pattern! I like how the piping is emphasized by not using a patterned fabric.