Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Beyoncé Dress

...because Beyoncé would approve of this dress.
Fabric: double knit (acrylic and lycra)
Pattern: Vogue 1314
Not having worked from a pattern in a while, I felt like trying a new method: I retraced the entire pattern by overlapping the Vogue with my bodice and skirt blocks, like so. I was able to correct the most problematic areas of the pattern right away. I got the angle of the shoulders and armhole area just right, which are usually super tricky since my body calls for for shapes that have absolutely nothing to do with the original patterns. This method also enabled me to get the torso-to-hip curve bang on from the first try. You would never tell that this dress is actually a muslin -- a very wearable muslin!




18 comments:

  1. Va, va, voom! Smokin! Absolutely love you in this dress. A muslin?! What's to be improved?

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  2. Wow, it's fabulous Adrienne, and so flattering! Love it. X

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  3. Ooooh, I love this dress, and you look great in it. Wonderful styling, as well.

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  4. Ooh la la, lady! Gorgeous!

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  5. (PS. The word verification thingey just made me type in "urinderi" - nice)

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  6. Beyond would totally approve... Great dress

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  7. This is so not a muslin Adrienne, it's way too perfect! And what a clever way of getting the fit spot on for you, you can do this for pretty much all patterns I guess?!? Gorgeous shoes by the way...are they from Faith? They look like a pair I have in cream ;o)

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    1. Yeah, totally, it's re-opened the world of patterns for me. :-) The shoes are from a small shop in Granada!

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  8. What a stunner. Makes me want to make another one. Yours looks so much better than mine.lol. I love it.

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    1. Are you kidding? Yours looks amaaazing! I would have never seen the potential of this pattern without you!

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  9. What an amazing shape! Also great shoes.

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  10. It looks great! Or maybe it's because you do? Beyonce would definitely approve. Am totally loving this creation :)

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