I was so excited about Marcy Tilton’s Vogue 8975 dress. Funky, modern, edgy and comfortable. Great things in a summer dress! But for me, reality just didn’t measure up to my vision for this pattern.
Here’s the dress.
And the schematic drawing.
I did view B out of an ITY knit from Fabric.com or Fabric Mart, I forget which. Either way, it is a heavier, springy, slinky knit that I loved until I worked with it.
First I am tall. 5’10” tall. This pattern was not designed for someone my height. I made my normal length addition between the shoulder and the underarm; this was based on the pattern tissue begin too tight under the arm. Note to self – never make that adjustment on a springy, stretchy knit. It was totally unnecessary and the dress kind of droops in that area.
Here I am with my hands in the pockets holding them out.
There is a point in the center front where there is an extra panel of fabric. I dislike greatly sewing and turning on a point like that. I am not that perfect a sewer to ever get it exactly right. I sewed that point multiple times and finally just gave up figuring you really can’t see the job I did on it with all the print going on!
I lengthened the bottom of the dress about 1 ½ inches. Or tried to. Not sure I got that correct. It does some funky things under there. When I walk, it scoops my knees and feels very strange.
I also didn’t want to mess with all those bias seems on the back so I drafted the back as one piece cut on the fold.
It looks somewhat passable from the back.
This pattern is going in the trash. Just not my thing. Oh well, many others have had success with it and perhaps you have too! This dress will go in the GoodWill pile…
Happy Creating everyone!