At one of the recent sales that Vogue had online, I bought two patterns. I have been wanting to sew a Vogue for quite a while but I did not have the courage (to me Vogue are the master of all pattern companies, if you know what I mean) Both of the patterns I chose were labelled "easy". I thought since its my first experience I might as well be easy on myself LOL.
I must say though, that I really enjoyed sewing this dress...it was easy to sew (minimum alterations) and it turned out fabulous.
The fabric is a very nice brown on cream polka dot chiffon. I got this fabric on the sale table at an extremely low price :). Sale again!!! I'm always looking for a bargain.
I lengthened the dress by about 5" just because the model's version is a bit too short for me. I always like that just above the knee look. ;)
After I attached the bow, I did not like how it sagged, so I tacked the end of it onto the neckline with a small stitch and that did the trick.
Check out that... oh-so-chic bow.
And the back...
The slip was the only troublesome bit. Because I lengthened the dress I also had to do the same with the slip. The straps for the slip are attached in line with my armpit, so I was not sure how much to add to have the same effect as adding 5" to the dress. I ended up having to cut the slip quite a few times to have it fall above the hemline of the dress. But by trial and error, I was able to figure it out.
This is definitely a a sew again pattern, I have already begun to look for a suitable print. I may try it in a different fabric and eliminate the need for the slip altogether :)