|The infamous V1314|
I've had this dress finished for at least two months now, and even managed to post the dress on my instagram page. However, I never posted it to my blog for two reasons: One, I hate the dress on me, and two I hate the dress on me lol! Geesh, how petty can one be, right? Lol! So why am I posting the dress now? Well, I think it's important to show your failures as well as the successes, so that people(especially beginners) knows that it's not always rainbows and unicorns lol..
|close-up of the neckline I used a binding|
to finish the neckline.
Vogue 1314 has looked fabulous on all that saw make it, seriously! So, I thought it would be a winner, winner chicken dinner type deal for me also, but somehow I missed the memo that I don't like body con type dresses on me. I really, really wanted to get into this dress, but I just feel it's not me, ya know! I should have known that I wasn't going to be thrilled; y'all remember the M6886 dress? Well, I gifted that to my sissy pooh, yep! I don't like fitted dresses on myself. I prefer more of a fit and flare dress, like the M6957, which I wore to death in the summer :)!
|Gifted this dress to my sister M6886|
|Actually made and blogged this|
dress twice, love this dress! M6957
I also didn't gather, opting to use clear elastic instead. I added three inches to the hem, but would have preferred another inch, seeing that the elastic caused the dress to hike up a touch more than I liked. Although, I believe gathering would have caused the same effect, so I really could have used another 1/2" altogether... I found that this dress ran fairly large. Particularly so, through the waist and hip area; however, this made it an easier fix to fit the dress as I went along. Overall, it's a really simple pattern that is drafted beautifully, it just wasn't my cup of tea! And speaking of tea, I guess I'll go check out the new McCall's patterns. There seems to be a few goodies that I'll be checking out, says the woman that doesn't need more patterns LOL!
~ Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!