Hello, hello, everyone!
Today, here is Vogue 8571, a cute and casual little knit dress.
I was into making an easy, lightweight dress to wear during the dog days of summer (temperatures here in Montpellier reach easily 35°C (95°F) and above during the July and August).
The pattern was quite new, but the fabric had been sleeping in my stash for a few years.
As expected from the pattern lines, the dress came together easily and quickly. The only trouble that needed fixing was that the dress wasn’t fitted enough for my taste, so I took in 1.5 cm (5/8″) at each side seams.
I purchased this pattern for its shirred bodice – and I found it interesting that the shirring was both at the front and at the back. I like the look of the slightly pouffy back contrasted with a close-fitting waist.
I don’t think the dress was intended to be this close-fitting at the waist, but at 5′ (154 cm) I’m too small to pull anything threatening to look even remotely tent-like.
As you can see, I used a contrasting fabric for the neck band, and I don’t regret this choice. It gives the dress a crisper look in my opinion – a bit of an edge.
The only other change was the hem – I did a rolled hem on my serger.