This is an out of print pattern that's been in stash for a while. The pattern description simply says "Close-fitting" that's it, that's all and that's strange. I don't think I've ever seen a description this brief. While the dress is close-fitting, there are two sleeve options; long sleeves and sleeveless that's not listed on the envelope. I think Vogue forgot to proof the information before it was published.
Vogue suggested Two-way Stretch Knits and that's what I used. It was a new purchase from G-Street Fabrics. I fell in love with the colors in this fabric and the feel, it's a soft knit that I had to have. The fabric was at end of a roll and I was holding my breath at the cutting table, whew...it was just enough for me to make this dress.
Since I'm on a stash busting fabric buying diet, I couldn't add my new fabric purchases to my pile...did I say pale? Oops, I meant stash lol. Anyway, I had to use them this month, yes, I said them (ya'll know I have issues) lol. Stay tuned for the remainder of my May projects.
This is a very easy pattern that I would recommend to others. There were only six patterns pieces including the sleeve. I didn't read the instructions while constructing the dress, but I skimmed them right before I typed this post and looked easy to follow. The ruching may be a little complicated for the beginner but not impossible. Speaking of ruching, that's another description that could've been included on the envelope.
I serged most of the dress which made it a very quick sew. I made two design changes to the pattern. The first one was the addition of two inches to the length which was perfect. The other change was the addition of a 7-inch zipper in the back. There's nothing that I dislike about this pattern and I really like the ruching, it added a little something to a close-fitting dress.
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