Holiday update: we are going to The Algarve in Portugal at the end of this week! Yeah! So here is dress number two of the holiday wardrobe. This is a digitally printed viscose fabric that I bought online. The viscose is very soft, drapey and lightweight. I decided Vogue 8787, with its cowl neck, would be perfect for this dress.
I have made a winter version of this dress before, (check that version out for my review) and I do like to wear my winter version when it is colder. However, it does gape somewhat at the front of the armhole. This time round I pinched out the excess fabric from that region before cutting the bodice out. This did have the overall effect of tightening the bust up slightly, but it is not uncomfortable and the fit around the armhole is much better. But this fit issue is still something I am looking to resolve!
The contrast midriff section was cut from a remnant of black eyelet fabric I had lying around, underlined with some lilac linen mix fabric. I also cut a wedge of about 1 1/2 inches off from the bottom of the centre back of the bodice, tapering down to 1/4 inch at the side front. If you compare the back of the winter version with this version you will see the midriff sits straight now, and doesn’t dip down.
Oh, I should say that the skirt portion is from Simplicity 1699 (I didn’t have enough fabric/ couldn’t be arsed to cut the 7 pannelled skirt from Vogue 8787). I wish I had cut the skirt front on the fold, but hey ho. The dress is fully lined with a pongee fabric and I used an invisible zip.
I have one more sewing project left to complete before we leave….until next time….uma cerveja por favor 🙂