Last week I told about making a dress to wear on my Valentine's date with the Mister, so here it is. I used the Vintage Vogue pattern reprint of V8728 and a jersey knit, because I was looking for comfort.
The pattern looks complicated but, really its not. It went together rather quickly and simply but I did have to make some adjustments. I chose the size that best fit my measurements but the bust and waist area were way too large so I had to take them in. The length was just perfect for me, but I am 5'9" --on a good day-- so for someone shorter, they may want to adjust the length.
The pattern comes with two closure options, a snap placket or zipper. I chose to do the zipper since I was in a time crunch but I think doing the snap closure would be a fun option next time.
All in all, this pattern was a very quick sew, as I did the whole dress up in one afternoon. The most time consuming part was getting all the gathers in place and attaching the neck band. It will be a definite sew again pattern.
This is how I styled the dress for my day out, since the pattern was a reprint of a 1946 original dress.
Dress: Made by me
Seamed Stockings: Secrets In Lace
Belt: T.J. Maxx
Jewelry: from a lady's auxiliary sale
Flower: Belle Blossoms