I have been diligently taking pictures (well having the Boyfriend take them) and posting to Burdastyle and PatternReview. I also started using Flickr to store my pictures. Here is the completed Vogue dress:
I love this Cynthia Steffe pattern. If the dress wasn't so trendy, I would make it again. It was very fun to construct, and not that difficult. I also used an amazing piece of fabric that I got for $1/yard. Although it was polyester, it sewed up wonderfully.
MISSES' DRESS: Tapered, close-fitting dress, above mid-knee has slightly raised waist, princess seams, cut-a-way armholes, two-piece bias, turned back collar and exposed back zipper.
I made a size 10 in bust and graded to an 8. I ended up taking out a lot at the side seams so I ended up probably with an 8 in the bust and a 6 in the waist and hips. I like my knits clingy.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes! Better than I expected.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
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This was my first Vogue other than a scarf pattern. They were very easy to understand.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love everything!
A silver very stable polyester knit. A dream to sew!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
As I said before, I took a lot out at the side seams and had to grade it in quite a lot at the waist and hips. I wasn't quite happy with the zipper at the bottom so I pickstitched it on the outside starting a few inches from the bottom and it laid perfectly after that.
And here's the back:
And a closeup of the front princess seams and collar: