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so i made a dress

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Talk about throwing myself in at the deep end with sewing!  I loved the cutout sides and cutaway shoulders of this Vogue pattern so decided to give it a go as my first dress made from scratch.  Why not ey?  The sporty/girly style seemed very ‘me’.  Apart from adding the fiddly bias facings around the cutouts, the rest was fairly straightforward.  With about 50 million pins I managed to keep the curved princess seams and edges neat, and I’m pretty proud of the end product!

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Yep, those cutouts were a bit of a bugger to sew.  Worth it though!

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Pattern is Vogue V8900, with a shorter hemline.

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What to make next?  Structured shapes with fitted details always catch my eye but I think it may be good to make something more casual next. Let me know if you have any favourite pattern recommendations.  I’ve only one day left before I’m back at school and the sun is forecast to shine, so hopefully bank holiday shall be spent in the garden mopping up revision. :)

lily kate x
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