....I have an ever growing collection of Kay Unger Vogue patterns, but this is the very first one that I ever sewn.
I did make a
muslin of this pattern, because I didn't want to guesstimate the fit.
My muslin revealed that I should have purchased the pattern that
included size 14, because it would definitely fit me better through the
shoulder and bust area. But because I didn't want to
spring for the $30.00 pattern again even at 40% off, nor wait for the
next $3.99 Vogue pattern sale, I decided to go with what I had on hand.
Using the size 16 necessitated:
I did make a
- A minor adjustment of the center front - where I removed 3/4" from the dress front and front yoke;
- Somehow or another I had to remove a full inch at the center back; which I decreased by sewing a dart like wedge in the back yoke seam;
- Decreased the side seam with a 1/2" wedge right at the underarm which I have to do quite often for sleeveless knit garments;
- This dress also afforded full access without a zipper so I didn't use one.
|Back - definitely need to balance my dressform, it always seems crooked in pictures. Also need to fix her bowed hips that make my dresses look fat.|
This dress decreased my stash by 4 yards including the lining.