Yet another Vogue 1410, by Lynn Mizono. I think this is number five. Here are two of the earlier versions, in silk and linen. I don’t bother shortening them to suit my height, I just let them skim my ankles.
Such an easy dress to make, even easier to wear. I don’t bother putting the buttons and loops inside any more, I’ve only ever worn any of them tunic length a couple of times. I wear these as is in the summer, and layer over t-shirts for the rest of the year [11.5 months, or thereabouts].
I fancied making a cheery summer maxi when I cut this one out…but only just finished it, as there has been no summer at all this year, just rain and gloom. Ah well. It should brighten the darker months up no end.
A fairly quick make, I don’t look at the instructions for these any more. The fabric is beautiful, extremely soft drapey viscose-rather loosely woven though, and not very durable looking! [I can’t for the life of me remember where I got it, how much I bought, or how much it cost. How odd!]
For some reason, despite the fact that I’ve done all the others with french seams, I decided to zoom this through the overlocker. Then I worried about the fabric tearing away, and stitched it again just inside the overlocked seam. I’m almost certain it will pull from all seams very quickly, so I don’t expect this dress to be a long-term addition to the stable. It will cheer me while it lasts though!
I also cut it very slightly larger than the others- I’m not sure if I should have done so, but it will help with layering, and minimise the pulled-seam risk. I barely managed to get this out of the yardage I bought- there wasn’t even enough to cut a single strip to make the tie, I had to piece it from very short fragments. The bias for neck and armholes is also multiply pieced. [NB the pattern just suggests you turn and stitch the edges. Yeah right. No.]
I cut two pockets, as I usually do, but decided to make one pocket with a double layer, because it’s so fine AND because the print leaves the reverse side white, and these pockets drape open when worn. I’m still worried it might tear if I put anything heavier than my college ID card into it!
So here it is.