Thursday, 27 August 2009


A word on what I'm working on at the moment - because it's driving me crazy. I don't know if it's the heat (it's hot and humid in London at the moment!), me needing a bit more experience with knit patterns or if it's the pattern.

This is the culprit ......

It's Vogue 8571, "Very Easy, Very Vogue" - looks like a nice, simple dress doesn't it? Hmmm. I have made up a muslin (in some very cheap white cotton knit) and it turned out to be huge - but more about that when I get to do a proper review of this (assuming I do get to finish it). Anyway, after cutting the pattern pieces down a size or two I am plunging ahead with the real thing although I have a few doubts. I'm not certain about the way that the neckline is put together (the facing is handstitched down and I'm wondering if this is going to look a bit 'home-sewn') and I'm going to think again about the way they have you finish the armholes (which is just turning in the seam allowances and stitching in a narrow hem) because I did a trial run on one of the armholes of the muslin and didn't like it.

But I still have high hopes that, after all, it will turn out great (positive thinking or delusions?) and I've set my heart on having another knit dress - so the fabric is now cut and, for better or worse, I'm embarked ....... I'll keep you posted!


  1. I like that pattern. Waiting to see your version.

  2. You have a great blog. I'd love for you to come and visit my blog. I just made a Vintage Vogue Original 1944 Design, V2858. On the previous page you'll find a dress I made from an original 1974 pattern that I found in an antique store. I call that post The Lady in Lavender. And lots of other things in between. Hope you enjoy.

  3. Cute dress. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. You are making "beautiful" things in London. Keep up the good work.

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog. I wanted to welcome you as one of my new followers. I hope you enjoy your visits. I usually post anywhere from once to twice a week.


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