Sunday, June 17, 2012

Vogue 8784 Wrap Dress

Hello everyone! This week I made a cotton wrap dress to add to my everyday wardrobe. 
Wrap Dress
Vogue 8784 Front

Wrap Dress
Vogue 8784 Back

Wrap Dress
Vogue 8784 Side

Wrap Dress
Vogue 8784 Inside

Pattern: Vogue 8784 
I made View A (left) without cap sleeves.

Source: Vogue Patterns

Per my usual petite alteration, I shortened the bodice by 3/4" and the skirt by 4".
I usually need to do narrow-shoulder alteration as well, but I kept the shoulder length in order to achieve an X-shape as seen in some dresses sold at Saks this spring.  

Chloe
Cotton Wrap Dress
Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Alice and Olivia
Josie Ruched Blouson Dress
Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

I changed the way the dress wrapped. If you follow the pattern instruction the right front should be on the left front. Well, when I was sewing the side seams, I just realized that proper kimono wrapped the opposite way and I suddenly wanted to make this dress that way. It is just my Japanese thing!

Fabric: Theory Cotton poplin from Fabric Mart. This fabric was very easy to handle.
Lining: Cotton voile from Denver Fabrics



Lastly, this is how I style my new dress.


Just kidding! Meet Perry, a corn snake who usually lives in my daughter's middle school classroom. She is taking care of him while school is out. I am no snake person, but I THINK I am slowly getting used to seeing him in my house.


Until next time, cheers to you all!

11 comments:

  1. I had not seen this Vogue pattern before and have just added it to my list. I love the floral print you used. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Andrea!

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  2. Your post reminded me of a Monday Morning Inspiration post I did on snakeskin. The response was rather funny, most were a little creeped out. I love your sense of humor. The dress is so nice and I like that you added the traditional kimono wrap direction, very nice. And your inside looks as good as the outside.

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    1. I remember that post, Rhonda! When it comes to snakes, it's usually a love/hate reaction to them. I used to hate them but love snakeskin (especially python) product. Now that my daughter volunteers at the nature center to take care of reptiles, I feel guilty to want snakeskin anything. My solution: embossed leather!

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  3. At first I thought Wow! That is some very daring statement jewelry. Perry is beautiful. Snakes get a bad reputation, but they can be some of the prettiest reptiles. I like the left over right. Lovely work as usual Yuki.

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    1. Since Perry came to my house, I was surprised to find more people who loved snakes than I thought. Now that I'm bit more open-minded about snakes than before, I don't mind having snake-motif jewelry like Cartier's in the future. Thanks for your comment, Bela:)

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  4. Awesome - I'm giving this pattern a shot and since I top the charts at 5" the shortening advice is very helpful.

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    1. Hope this pattern works out for you, cyberpunkjunk! Thanks for your comment. :)

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  5. Very nice, I think I will try the same wrapping as you did.
    Suzanne

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  6. I also like the vogue clothes as it's very comfortable to wear and its price is also reasonable. The black is my favorite among vogue clothes. Thank you for all of dresses collection.

    All are awesome dresses

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