Dresses: Day 38

This is a totally new pattern! Well, new as in “I haven’t sewn it before/posted it before” not new as in “produced in this century.”

This is Vogue 8460, and I lurrrrrrve it:

(sorry for the fuzzy image, click on the pic to see it bigger)

I know on the pattern envelope it looks like a party dress, but I have enough party dresses … Here’s what I made with it, shown with belt (purchased):

This is a nice shirting fabric I bought online sometime last year. Here it is sans belt:

Of course, the pleasure in this dress is in matching those rainbow stripes!

They don’t match at the waistline, but that’s okay, the chevron effect on the skirt is what I was going for:

This zipper? This is probably the best zipper I’ve made in AGES. B+!

And the back stripe matchup:

I hemmed it with bright vintage hem facing, which I love. It’s getting harder and harder to find bright hem facing these days. (Also, I’m going to fewer yard sales.)

The shoulder stripes … you can see the facing rolling a little there, I probably should have understitched it:

Here’s a glimpse of the neckline facing. I zigzag finish my facings on the inside (and I also didn’t press this one very well):

And the back (the skirt’s not properly positioned in this one, sorry!):

I’ve made this pattern twice more since this one, and I really love it. It’s super-simple to wear (and yes there are pockets in all these dresses)!

14 thoughts on “Dresses: Day 38

  1. I love the stripes, they are all matched just so perfect. I agree with Melissa, the zipper is definitely an A. Can’t wait to see the other dresses made from this pattern.


  2. What a beautiful dress (with a nice zipper, too!). I wouldn’t have imagined such a wearable everyday dress could come from that party dress pattern–that’s a good reminder to take a second look at that kind of design.


  3. My favorite so far! I love innovative work with stripes. And as a non-zipper person, I think your grading system is much too hard. Here’s my standard–if it works, it’s an A.


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