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In the wardrobe / Re: Royal blue ponte dress V9202
« on: August 27, 2018, 10:25:41 AM »
This is the trim, it is a bit different from the pic I showed earlier.
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In the wardrobe / Re: Enough already
« on: August 27, 2018, 07:43:30 AM »
I'm a bit late in seeing your post Utta, the skirts are fabulous and you look really lovely.

In the wardrobe / Re: Royal blue ponte dress V9202
« on: August 27, 2018, 07:32:49 AM »
It is all done except for sewing the sleeves in and finish the hems. I had to take a good inch off the side seams and adjust the sleeve armhole so next time I make this in ponte or similar I will cut a 14 not a 16. I like the look and fit of it but my aligning of the seams on the bodice and skirt went a bit awry  :| but who is going to look that closely at my midriff area ;). I bought some narrow black trim with a small silver chain to finish off the neckline but I don't think there is enough to do the sleeve cuffs. Trim is similar to this.  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  . More pics to follow.

In the wardrobe / Re: Royal blue ponte dress V9202
« on: August 22, 2018, 08:24:04 AM »
Making slow progress, sleeves are sewn and the skirt back which is tacked to the bodice back and seams aligned 0_0, if I get a chance today I'll sew the front skirt pieces together and tack to the bodice front and get it all sewn up. The moment of truth will come I tack the front of the dress to the back and adjust the fit.

Tech Know How / Re: Go up / go down has vanished
« on: August 18, 2018, 07:06:00 AM »
Thanks @Francesca .

In the wardrobe / Re: Royal blue ponte dress V9202
« on: August 17, 2018, 10:51:19 AM »
Sewed the bodice together yesterday and it fits well, the pattern instructions say to sew the side seams on both the bodice and the skirt first and then join top and bottom up but I prefer to leave the side seams and sew them in one after I've made sure to match the princess seams when sewing the top to the skirt. I am not lining the dress so I'll just do as neat a job as i can on the neck opening by turning it in and hemming it.

Tech Know How / Re: My messages have gone all funny.
« on: August 16, 2018, 15:48:48 PM »
I haven't got the uppy/downy thingy today either

In the wardrobe / Re: Kay Unger dress Vogue 1353
« on: August 16, 2018, 10:55:41 AM »
Ooh,I like that pattern Fabric Lover, I suspect the pleats round the neckline might take time and patience, I like the border too.

In the wardrobe / Re: Royal blue ponte dress V9202
« on: August 15, 2018, 07:31:47 AM »
I was nervous about sewing with ponte and stretch fabrics @Gernella but once I took the plunge I was pleased with the results. Yesterday I tacked the bodice together and tried it on - it fits perfectly over rhe shoulders and bust, there is a bit too much room across the back but not too difficult to adjust. Off out for the day on a coach trip today so probably do a bit more tomorrow.

In the wardrobe / Royal blue ponte dress V9202
« on: August 13, 2018, 07:29:26 AM »
I cut the dress out yesterday, it took ages but I did keep stopping every time my back complained. I compared the bodice pattern pieces with Simplicity 2247 and they are the same size, I have cut a B cup this time as the C cup I chose for S2247 3 years ago is now a bit big on me and using ponte this time will I hope give a bit of stretch.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello
« on: August 07, 2018, 14:49:13 PM »
Welcome @JulieR  and enjoy this lovely place.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Vogue V9202
« on: August 07, 2018, 10:00:52 AM »
I couldn't see any label in the envelope yesterday when I sorted out the pattern pieces I would need after checking my bust and high bust measurements to get the right cup size. Maybe they have stopped including labels. I'll be ready to start cutting out when the weather cools down but I'm toying with idea of two colours but haven't got any suitable contrast ponte. The full skirted version is similar to one of my favourites - Simplicity 2247 - apart from the neckline and the top of the sleeves so I know this style suits my shape.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Vogue V9202
« on: August 06, 2018, 08:58:16 AM »
Thanks everyone for your helpful comments, my friend keeps saying he is going to design a label for me to put in the clothes I make for myself, I think it is an awful idea especially as the name he comes up with is "Junique" :S  uniquely made by June.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Vogue V9202
« on: August 05, 2018, 07:56:36 AM »
I have read that the sizing is somewhat generous so although I don't often make a toile I will in this case as I am not familiar with sewing Vogue patterns. The more I look at the pattern the more I like it.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Vogue V9202
« on: August 04, 2018, 07:10:36 AM »
I chose this one because I like the curved seam under the bust and as Morgan said there are several variations in the one pattern.

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