Sunday, April 25, 2010

Vintage Vogue 9118 - finished

I love my mother, but wow, she takes dreadful pictures. How can a real live person be worse than my tripod? Mom - would you like to comment?

Anyway, dreadful pictures aside, here's the Vogue dress that I talked about here.

This dress came together with a minimum of fuss. The only painful things - cutting the dress out (the fabric is very slippery) and the fact that this fabric frayed like the devil. I've done french seams in the past, but I was looking for easy, so I settled for liberal applications of fray-check. Easy beats right in my book, evidently.

(Further proof of laziness - I should have lined this dress. Instead, I'm wearing it with a half-slip, which is too long, and therefore I've bunched around my waist for this photo. You can see proof in the first picture - that bulge around my waist is not a flaw of the dress or my figure - that's my slip. Sigh.)

May I say - I feel very Miss Moneypenny in this dress.

Here's a close-up of the neck. The ties can either be worn as a bow, as shown, or just loosely tied.

I do need some kind of belt, but I have 1 skinny belt, and it is red, which won't work with this dress. An excuse to go shopping, perhaps, ahead of Me-Made-May?

Oh, and can I wear this to work, do you think?


KID, MD said...

Cute! I love the fabric and the tie at the neck. Definitely work appropriate, with a shorter slip :-)

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Trisha said...

Hi, I found your blog through Me-Made-May, and this dress is really cute! Can't wait to see what you wear this May!