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Asymmetrical Vogue

This dress is an out-of-print Vogue, 2797, that has been idling in my pattern drawer, waiting for the right fabric to come along.  The style is looking a little dated, but it seemed a shame not to make it up after all this time.  There are asymetrical dresses around at the moment, but they tend to have much bigger sleeves.

I have included a few photos, so that you can see all the asymmetry in all its glory. 





I sewed it at my mother-in-law's kitchen table whilst on holidays.  I have started taking my sewing machine on holidays with me.  This was a good dress for holiday sewing because it needs no notions...no interfacing, no zips, no buttons, no clips, no stabilisers...it is just fabric.  The pattern is cut on the bias.  The diagonals in the fabric do not line up with the bias, so I was not sure whether to cut it on the straight, or to match the diagonals or go with the bias.  Rather than dilly-dally with indecision, I just cut it on the bias as indicated by the pattern.

The off-the-shoulder section is cut as a different piece than the sleeve-and-shoulder.  Amazingly, this dress does not gape at all, no matter which way I bend and twist and turn.  I am wondering if this is because the 2 bust sections are cut on opposite biases?

I'll pop the details in a pattern review, for anybody who has this pattern lurking in their collection.

19 comments:

  1. What a great dress! Definitely a perfect marriage of pattern and fabric.

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  2. I have been stalking that very fabric! I *love* that dress, it's the perfect combination of pattern and fabric.

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  3. Holy mackerel, that dress is an absolute head turner! What a great marriage of fabric and pattern! (And I even wrote that before I looked up and saw what Sew4Fun said!)

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

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  4. I love this dress - stunning!

    Did you try to prewash the fabric, or will you be drycleaning? I love this fabric, having seen your garment, but tend to stick to washable fabrics, being an elementary school teacher.

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  5. It's awesome. Like everyone else has said, the fabric is perfect for the pattern.

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  6. I fly with my sewing machine and serger when going on vacation for any extended period of time (for me that's anything over 3 days). Your dress looks great!

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  7. Love that dress - I have that pattern too, and now want to make it up after seeing your lovely version. Just add it to the list!

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  8. That's a very fun, feminine and flirty dress! I love that it's unusual. You were it beutifully.

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  9. OMG Katherine that dress is a stunning and you look gorgeous in it!

    What a perfect fabric for that pattern - it's made all the difference to creating a very interesting and beautiful dress. You've got such a good eye.

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  10. It's wonderful! Love your fabric choice so much more than the pattern envelope.

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  11. Golly gosh! That dress looks absolutely stunning!!!! So eye-catching, so groovy and sooooo slimming! Definitely a winner!

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  12. Beautiful!

    How many yards were required for the size 12?

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  13. Hello Katie,

    The pattern says 2.6 / 3.4 m for 150, 115 cm wide fabric, but I think there is a misprint in the pattern, as it has you cut 2 backs when only one is needed. So I had a fair bit of fabric left over.

    Hello Shiny Green Penny, I did pre-wash it as I am not one for dry-cleaning. I hat put it in the washing machine with my other clothes a couple of times already.

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  14. Wow - I love it - the December issue of BWOF is nothing but asymetrical dresses so it's far from passe - bet it's nice and cool too. How satisfying to finally get to use something that's been lying itchin' to be made.

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  15. Hello Katherine, gorgeous dress, I would rather say gorgeous model in a cute dress. You look great in it. I have a surprise for you on my blog:)

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  16. Incredible! The fabric you chose really shows off the design of the dress. Adding to my must sew list...

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