June 29, 2008

The Evening Gown

You haven't heard from me for a while, as I have been churning out the 'the dress'. It's now done, finished, worn and it had a great night out!


Pattern: Vogue Patterns V2962

Before I even got off the starting block, I was a little nervous that the pattern may not be the right size. The pattern is date 1957, and I tell you what, people back then must have had the tiniest waists and big busts, as there was no way I was going to fit in the size 10 without some serious modifications.

The halter crossover bit was shortened immensely and widened, the waist piece had a few extra inches added, and under the bust was taken in miles. I didn't add the 6m of lining in the skirt as pattern suggested, but instead opted to make a tulle skirt. Much easier.

Overall, it was a relatively simply gown to make and I think it came out ok. (It's the first piece of clothing I have made for myself in 12 years.)


Thanks mum for helping do the fiddly zip. I might have to invest in a bust. I'm sure it'll help make things sooo much easier for next time.

And just to top the night off, I won 'belle of the ball'. Fancy that!

8 comments:

KaiRana said...

The dress looks great and I love the colour. Congratulations on being 'the belle'!!
I've been complaining about how sizings change for ages --- and am only talking a matter of some years here, not decades.

Sherrin said...

yay you! you big spunk, you look awesome!!! xx

CurlyPops said...

It looks absolutely amazing! No wonder you won belle of the ball....by the way, you have a very tiny waist yourself!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Well done! The dress is gorgeous and you look stunning in it!

fiona said...

you look FANTASTIC! great job chic!i love that you want to 'invest' in a bust!HA!!Glad you had a great night! :)

mill said...

WOW that is amazing. I can't imagine ever being able to make anything like that...

Danielle said...

You have done a great job with that gown! It looks fantastic.

Leni & Rose said...

Oh wow!!! That is an amazing dress, and a seriously cool colour as well!