Classic Dress – Perfect Wardrobe Bulider

The time has arrived when I needed to add few new pieces to my wardrobe.

Few years ago I have made the dress – wearable muslin – based on the Vogue Pattern V8787.  I have made a version with asymmetrical neckline with left-side gather.

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I had a beautiful marine blue crepe wool in my stash – perfect for this dress. I cut out the pattern pieces about a year ago (wow! time flies) and somehow did not feel like sewing.

The dress has silk organza as interlining and Venezia lining.

I am so glad I have finished it eventually! I enjoy every time I wear this dress.

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This classic dress is a great wardrobe builder. Perfect to wear together with a French jacket or just a cardigan or on her own. RPT sleek glass jewellery match perfect with it.

I am sure I will use this Vogue Pattern V8787 many times.

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Red Point Tailor garment featured in Threads Magazine

What a nice feeling seeing my couture dress in the August/September issue of Threads Magazine. I am in a very good company.

THREADS MAGAZINE ISSUE 174 AUG_SEP 14 Readers Closet, RPT Couture, couture dress, made by Red Point Tailor

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Me-Made-May 2014 Day 31

I cannot believe the May is already over. It is time for Me-Made-May’14 overview. I managed to keep to my pledge to wear a handmade item of clothing or jewellery everyday (and night).

Thanks Zoe for another fantastic Me-Made-May experience!

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Couture dress #2 Vogue pattern V2888

We had the rainy weekend with a very few short sun breaks.

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To make it bearable I decided to make another dress based on the Vogue pattern V2888 only this time from the cotton I have bought recently during the Stoffenspektakel.

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The Summer Dress Sew-along

I love dresses and I have just came across this wonderful sew-along  –  The Summer Dress sew-along organised by Grace Dressmaking.

The Summer Dress sew-along

Just check her website for more details and join!

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Have you seen the new collection of Vogue patterns?

I start to feel summer! The Vogue Patterns Summer 2014 collection is online.

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I am glad to see the new couture pattern from Claire Schaeffer with a French jacket. This is for sure one of the patterns I will add to my collection.

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YES! The skirt is ready

Making a skirt (part of my couture dress based on Vogue dress 8648) went quite fast. Well, it is straight forward. Usual recipe: after fitting the muslin I have traced the pattern pieces on silk organza. I have pinned and based the organza pieces to a fashion fabric.

Making a skirt (part of my couture dress based on Vogue dress 8648)

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Time for a skirt

Now when bodice is ready it is time for a skirt.

bodice is ready - couture dress bodice (based on Vogue dress 8648

I decided to make a new muslin – I put a date on it to know next tome which one is the newest.

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working on skirt - couture dress based on Vogue dress 8648

Now the usual steps – silk organza, fashion fabric and skirt is ready!
I was hoping to finish it today but I decided to have a lazy Sunday – I was enjoying few sunny moments today!

Marianne from Foxgloves and thimbles asked me if I am timing the whole process. I was thinking about doing it once – I will maybe even do this while making a little French jacket (as part of a sew along).
I am sewing really extremely slowly – I just take a time to enjoy the process – I don’t need a lot of cloth I opt to have a few but high quality.

It was nice to find other blogger who is enjoying ‘slow sewing’ – featherstitch. I am sure there are more among of us.

Following the sewing bloggers I am discovering so many reasons behind the idea of starting sewing… I find it very interesting.

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The couture dress follow up

Follow up on basting the bodice pieces. The silk organza is based to the fashion fabric following the seam lines.
You would think I should not bother with the stripes on this fabric – hmm… I had to re-base the back middle part as the stripes did not match. It was too annoying.
Fortunately I have made large enough seam allowances allowing this small adjustment.

Follow up on basting the bodice pieces of the couture dress

Tomorrow I will join all bodice pieces. Then I can start working on a skirt. I will take my own self drafted skirt pattern. I don’t need so many seams in it.

I cannot wait to start working on one of the little French jackets. If you decided to join the Little French jacket sew along and still looking for a fabric check the post of Leisa – gorgeous fabrics …

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