Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Floral Vintage Vogue

After a couple of basics and a just okay outfit I really wanted to sew something I will love. Well, I at least like this - a lot, but it's not perfect.

This is Vogue 8811. I bought this pattern two or three years ago, loved it at first then started feeling skeptical about it and never got around to trying it until now. I lowered and widened the neckline and added pockets. Overall, I'm not sure if I like this bodice or not. I sort of like it but it's not quite right somehow. I do not like shoulder pads so I adjusted the shoulders for the lack of shoulder pads. I think I need to shorten it (the bodice) about an inch next time. (maybe) The skirt, on the other hand, I do love and I will be using it again. It's a half circle.

The pattern included a piece for making a matching belt but I decided to buy one instead and ended up buying two. The one above was supposed to be grey. The photo on Amazon looked light beige or "bone" color (exactly what it looks like in my photo) but the description said grey. I trusted the description but it was the photo that was accurate. The other one is a neon yellow. I was hoping it would match the bright yellow-green leaves.

Close, but not quite. I like it anyway though - the color, that is. I like the narrower width of the beige belt. I still want to find a grey belt that is actually grey as well as a couple of the other colors from the fabric.


  1. I love this! What a great summer dress, and your neckline looks so much better (and so much more comfortable) than the one on the pattern. I keep scrolling up and down trying to decide which belt I like better; I kind of like the zing of the yellow against the dress.

    1. Thank you. I can't stand high necklines in the summer. Now if the weather would just warm up enough to wear dresses all day. It was around 70F when I took these photos - a little cooler than I like.

  2. so pretty, i love that print! i'm boring with belts--i have a rainbow of colors but always go for brown leather.

    and yeah. can we please get to a steady 80 degrees for a minute?!

  3. Thank you. I'm terrible at accessorizing. Including these two I own a total of 6 belts and I rarely wear them.