Category Archives: Vogue 8380

Almost A Wadder

I think I’ve broken all the rules for dressmaking:

I’m sewing a pattern that I did not make a muslin for first.
I’m sewing “with a deadline” that is quickly approaching.
I measured myself, but went with a size that didn’t quite match those measurements.

So what does that mean? I have a dress that doesn’t quite fit.

I will be the first to admit, I have about 8-10 pounds that I could loose – some is just age, some is baby weight that just doesn’t want to come off, and the rest is my love for ‘holiday foods’. So when I measured myself, I was no longer in my ‘typical’ Vogue size. After looking at the finished garment measurements, I decided that I would go ahead and make it anyway since I thought there was too much ease in the current size. Since I needed this dress by the weekend, I decided to take the plunge and make the dress – sans muslin. All which lead to my too small dress. I could easily fix it if I would let out the seams a smidge, but I put the bodice on Taylor and not only does it fit, but looks adorable on her. Consequently, I’m setting this one aside and saving it for her when we go to our next event. Bummer.

Project Details:

Vogue 8380, View A

Fields of Gold Border Cotton from Gorgeous Fabrics

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