Friday, March 23, 2012

Vogue 8182 + Vogue 1086 Part III - It's All Done!

I finished my Milly inspired dress today. :)


The inspiration for this project was this Delia dress by Milly.

Milly Delia Dress from

Pattern: Vogue 8182 and Vogue 1086
(For pattern usage detail, click here to go to my previous post.)

If you follow Vogue 8182's instruction, you will end up with exposed zipper tape inside the dress. I did not like it when I made this pattern before, so this time I covered the zipper tape under the lining instead. To do so, I left lining unstitched about two inches from the left side, attached the zipper (kept lining free), then hand-sewed the lining to the zipper tape.  

Zipper Opening
Inside View of Zipper Opening

Fabric: Printed silk from Gorgeous Fabrics. It looks like this fabric has an intermixed design of paint splatters and plants in vibrant colors. It is light weight and has a fluid drape. It leaves a stitch mark so make sure you know what you are doing when you sew this fabric.

Stitch mark

By the way, I have been trying a new (to me) approach to sewing this week and it worked great. It is simple. I sew just a little bit in the morning for about 30 minutes before I start a regular busy day. I was surprised to find that knowing my project is progressing (even if it is a teeny tiny little step) has a positive impact on my mind throughout the day. I love it!

Sewing in the morning sunlight
Until next time, cheers to you all!


  1. Your dress is lovely! I used the '30 minutes a day' system to sew for myself a little while ago but I seem to have stopped. Must start again because, as you said, a little progress is always good.
    P.S. I love your cat from the previous post.

    1. The hardest part is to stop sewing when the time is up. Agree?

  2. Your dress is gorgeous . That fabric is just beautiful. Your wardrobe must be getting quite full now :-))

    1. Thank you, Lisa! You know there's always room for new dress or new pair of shoes in my closet. ;)

  3. Beautiful work Yuki! Thanks for the reminder that a little a day helps. I've been really stalled lately because I just don't have a big block of time to devote, but now it's Spring and I still need clothes so 30 minutes in the morning sounds like a plan.