Sunday, 11 July 2010

Quick update - Vogue 8555

I have been doing some sewing, though we have had a lovely stretch of warm weather here in London which has meant more time outside drinking Pimm's and less time in the study sewing! A few quick (bad) pics of the dresss - just have to put the zip in and fit the back seam and do the hem now... was thinking of doing it today, but it's just too warm!

Excuse the lack of ironing, it needs a good press before the next stage. I did a French seam on the side seams but annoyingly forgot to trim the seam allowance before sewing the second part of the seam, so I have some little threads poking out of the seam on the outside which will need trimming. I am so far pretty pleased with how this is working out, though a bit nervous about putting the zipper in with the lining... also not sure about the pleat at the bottom and how long to finish them hem - will I need the pleat? I think this dress will look awesome with a funky belt and my lovely Chloe wedges. I'm going to try and finish it in the next week or so, my parents are visiting in a couple of weeks and would love to be able to wear it out to lunch with them.


  1. The dress looks great! the pattern is lovely.

  2. I just read your comment about Pimms to my husband, as he loves Pimms! He made his own home-squeezed lemonade last weekend so that we could have perfect Pimms Cup. For 4th of July... ok, that didn't make a lot of sense, but it was really good!

    Anywho, the dress so far is lovely. But now I am dying to see the finished product!

  3. I think this is a very special dress that you would never find in ordinary shops particularly in that lovely fabric.
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets nervous about sewing zips, linings and various other scary things!
    Beautiful! I'd love to make one myself.


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