Vogue V8766 is actually a dress I completed a few months ago, but I wore it to church this morning, and that prompted me to write this blog entry.
It’s described as being a lined dress with an underlined bodice and narrow hem. I made view F which has a fitted bodice, full skirt and pleated sleeve caps.
This was an easy dress to make. I bought some cream cotton lace (ebay – a Godsend for “experimenters” like me) and a natural (stone?) coloured lining for the lining/ underlining. I didn’t make any variations and followed the instructions, which were well written. I used an invisible zip because I am too frightened to use ordinary zips (hoping that fear will be conquered post sewing lessons). And hey presto, a vintage look lace dress which can be worn to numerous events, and I have even worn it with opaques when the weather has been cooler. The skirt it quite full and twirly…but of course you could make the slim skirt option if you preferred. I am getting slightly obsessed with lace, and am planning on making a black lace dress in the next couple of months in time for christmas. I am still deliberating on the pattern to use for that.