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Topic: Vogue 1174 Cynthia Steffe 50s style in pink flamingos!  (Read 3876 times)
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« on: February 08, 2012 07:15:45 PM »

I couldnt wait to post pics of this even though it inst done. I have to make the liner still. Overall this is a really easy pattern for a vogue, although I made some adjustments. It called for a liner plus a corset type foundation, which is basically a second bodice piece. I really didnt see the need for 3 layers of bodice fabric so I plan to put the boning onto the lining like I have with other dresses and Im sure it will be fine. Also you couldnt tell by the photo that the skirt is actually sewn on top of the bodice, so it calls for making a skirt facing just as if i made seperate pieces and thats not what I wanted. so I skipped that to and just sewed the bodice to the skirt. Sometimes I dont know who makes these patterns or the directions! LOL It also called for piping on the bodice side seams but I didnt want that look so I left it out. Im also going to do the piping along the top edge bodice seam.

I was dissapointed the skirt isnt as full as i hoped it would be as I intended this to be for VLV this year and wanted to do a full petticoat under but I think I will just to two layers of tulle attached to the bottom of the liner. I'll update this tomorrow when its all done. But overall I think it still looks 50s. What to you think? And please excuse my hair!!


« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012 08:51:03 PM »

LOL, I totally agree about the people that make patterns/directions. I've came across some weird ones, like the one pattern that had an extra peice that didn't go to any of the styles and one for a zippered dress that left out putting the zipper in, so I gave up following their directions a long time ago lol.

Love how the dress looks, very 50's. I find a lot of people (or at least the ones around here) forget that not everything from the 50's is cherry print and poofy, there's a lot of other cute styles too. I'm sure everyone at Viva will love it....which I totally forgot its comming up, which means that its about time for my sister to start begging me to "help" her make dresses which means I'll be making them and she'll be taking the credit, don't ya just love little sisters?  Roll Eyes

I also love the idea of doing a built in corset type thing. I've thought about doing that before but was scared how it would turn out. Are you just sewing boning onto the seams of the lining or are you using a corset pattern for the lining? And are you planning on using plastic or metal boning?

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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012 10:11:24 PM »

Love this! I'm so envious of your fabric.

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2012 10:46:57 PM »

@ViciousPrecious -I got this fabric at Joanns so you can check if you have one to see if they carry it. I can give you the sku number later. They can sometimes order it. I go there a lot and I know this is new as I dont recall seeing it recently

@ivoryh1632 Its actually really easy to put boning in and I used to be so afraid of it! Its just a basic bodice and you iron the seams to one side and sew 1/8 from the edge and it makes a casing for the boning. This pattern did have the instructions for it but I pretty much knew how already. You can also use grossgrain ribbon and sey that to thw wrong side over the seamlines and make a casing. I got my boning on ebay and I use the plastic rigiline (i think thats how its spelled) It is sooooo much easier to use than the fabric covered kind they have at joanns. Makes it easy to put in the casings.

« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2012 02:05:36 AM »

Thank you sooooo much! I can't wait to put boning into my next dress. I'll probably just use that fabric covered stuff from joann's to start with just because I have a bunch left over from a breast-feeding cover I had to make a while back and I seriously have no other use for it (acutally been going crazy trying to find other uses for it). But when I go on my summer dress making spree in a couple months I'll definatley order some of the good stuff. Thanks again for the info!

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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2012 04:07:14 PM »

Dress looks great! Love the print!

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