In Texas summer lasts into September and sometimes even October, so I’m prepping for the end of my summer sewing.
After eyeing this this floral print from Hancock, I finally decided to get it. I’m not a floral fabric type of girl… but I liked it! I had a maxi skirt in mind and even started cutting the fabric, but deep down, I wanted another dress!
I really think this Vogue 9075, View A is going to be a staple in my closet – regardless of the season. It’s everything I like in a dress. It’s feminine with the fitted bodice, spacious through the skirt and pockets!!
Quick Note: This floral print is a linen with slight 2-way stretch. Compared to using crepe for this pattern, I actually favor the crepe’s drape and flow but for the structured bodice, the linen is the obvious choice.
This time, I actually followed all pattern instructions – included the lining throughout the bodice.
I’m convinced that lining is EVERYTHING to me now!!! It finishes the garment and takes it from looking less like DIY to a professional piece. (You don’t see the nasty sewing lines on the zipper tape.) I slip stitched the lining to the waistband.
I also chose to stabilize the zipper with interfacing.
Y’all know how much I struggle with zippers!!!! Not anymore 🙂
Instead of doing the gathered waist, I opted to freelance some box pleats. I pinned the front bodice to the skirt front and pleated the skirt front. I did the same with the bodice back + skirt back pieces, pleated the rest of the skirt, attached the dress at the side seams and then basted the waist.
I even completed it with a blind hem! Say WHAT????
I have so many things I have in my mental list of to-dos. More to come!
Until Next Time,