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Topic: Help! Vogue V2964 vs V2859 Evening Dress Dilemma!  (Read 2731 times)
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« on: September 15, 2007 03:51:55 AM »

Hey guys,
I've decided to make a dress for an upcoming ball, and I fell in love with Vogue V2964 on the net, but I've just found out I can't get it in Australia! The Vogue website says I can get one sent over, but it says leave 3 weeks delivery time, but the ball is in 3 weeks!!!  I can get vogue 2859 locally, but it is an advanced pattern so I'm a bit scared about making it within 3 weeks, plus I am really in love with 2964!!!

Has anyone made either of these? is it worth all the trouble to get 2964?

(first option) Vogue V2964
(second option) Vogue 2859:

Any help/advice would be much appreciated!! thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2007 12:18:12 PM »

Do you have access to any other brands of patterns locally?  Maybe you could find a similar style to 2964 from another maker. 

As far as 2859, I would also be nervous about trying an "advanced" pattern, but if you have some patience it might be worth a try.  What's your level of experience with making a formal dress?  I think if you've worked with slipper fabrics and had experience with fitting a formal dress, an "advanced" pattern might be reasonable to try.  Although if you're not in love with the style, it might not be worth the trouble..  Clear as mud, huh?   Grin

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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2007 06:18:34 PM »

I'm a sucker for vintage patterns, so I would go with 2859 personally.  I also looked at the normal pattern places (that you find online, McCalls, Butterick, and Simplicity) and I couldn't find anything to similar.
And really, I looked at the design for the dress and everything and it seems like the 'advanced' part is more for the blouse and jacket.  The construction of the dress doesn't look insanely difficult.
And buy a walking foot if you don't already have one if you are going to use slippery fabrics Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2007 08:50:54 PM »

I agree with the above poster, the advanced part is likely the jacket.

As far as your favorite is concerned It is one of those dresses that looks great on a model- most women don't have quite as muck back length to show off and usually more boobs! That flat chested model looks great- put actual B cups or even C's in that dress and you got some serious clevage action happening ; ) now if you want lots of clevage, by all means go for it.

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