Scuba Knit Redeemed – Vogue 9047

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14 Jan Scuba Knit Redeemed – Vogue 9047

If you think I made the same dress twice I can understand why…….

Greetings!

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My first dress for the 2018 RTW Fast is the same fabric as my last dress –  the Christmas dress blogged here. I knew from the moment I finished it, there was room for improvement, so much so, that I ordered more fabric and made another dress with another pattern using my old favorite  ~ Vogue 9047.

I adore the vivid color and texture of the Oscar de la Renta scuba knit and was determined to get it right on my second try, but I needed to pinpoint what went wrong the first time.

Dress #1 (below) is a fitted shift. As easy as it was to sew, I find fitting a shift can be tricky and I hurriedly finished the dress to wear it for Christmas.

  1. The fit of the front was OK, but I always tugged it in place whenever I stood up.
  2. The scuba knit was too heavy for the ruffled sleeve embellishment.
  3. The fit features negative ease in the bust and no ease in the hips ~ there is slack through the waist and in the back.IMG_0013-2

4.  I added darts to the back which helped with the fit, but due to the weight of the fabric and its solid color, they are extremely noticeable.

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Dress #2
 Vogue 9047 is a favorite pattern of mine. It is designed for my shape, and I’ve sewn the pattern several times.IMG_0056I removed the bust darts following the excellent  Maria Denmark tutorial  to achieve a smooth upper bodice.

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The division of upper and lower bodices provides several opportunities to gain a flattering fit. Tweaking the side seams before attaching the upper and lower bodices allowed me to eliminate the slack in the waist and fit my hips.

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The back is a 100% improvement over Dress #1, and no darts.

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Since all knits behave differently, I always baste before sewing to get the fit just so. While the scuba has ample stretch, its weight affected the overall look and fit. A small wrinkle or fold in a lightweight knit is hardly noticeable, but on a solid color scuba it becomes the main attraction.IMG_0028

I sewed the garment with the stretchable Eloflex thread. While this is unconventional, I used a jeans needle. I don’t know why but the needle worked beautifully with the thread and fabric. I also sewed using a 2.5 and 3 stitch length. Eloflex provides a beautiful stretch result without requiring a zigzag stitch.

I followed a favorite knit neckline technique by folding the neckline and trimming close to the stitching.

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Use sharp scissors and don’t be afraid!

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Dress #1 also made me realize it was time for a new iron.

There is a first time for everything, and this is the first time I’ve reordered the same fabric to sew another similar garment due to a mediocre result. However I’m glad I did so I could not only redeem myself, but wear this lovely color. The fabric is an Oscar de la Renta scuba knit from Mood Fabrics. I bought the last of the green, but it is still available in Waterfall Blue.

…… quite the ordeal but a happy ending alas 😊

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102 Comments
  • Patricia Flynn
    Posted at 13:12h, 14 January Reply

    They are both beautiful, but the second is sleek and classic. Such a beautiful green. Thank you for all of the tips. They were all quite valuable.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 13:33h, 14 January Reply

      Thank you, Patricia! ……..I think this fabric needed a sleek and classic style 😉

  • Ann Boyd Briggs
    Posted at 13:14h, 14 January Reply

    The Vogue pattern looks so much better in the scuba knit! The fit of the pattern is more flattering also. Something just a little off on the McCalls pattern. Thank you so much for your blog! You have inspired me to want to sew for myself again.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 13:34h, 14 January Reply

      I so agree, Ann, and of course that’s why I sewed another pattern- it just wasn’t working for me 😉 Many thanks for your comment!

  • Gail Cunningham
    Posted at 13:25h, 14 January Reply

    I like this 2nd version so much better! This is a very flattering fit, and when you featured version #1, I disliked the ruffled sleeves, to be perfectly honest! But version #2….NICE!!!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 13:35h, 14 January Reply

      LOL – as much as I like ruffle sleeves I knew this was all wrong 😉 Many thanks for your comment, Gail!

  • Connie Verdeck
    Posted at 13:26h, 14 January Reply

    The second dress is so much more flattering in the scuba! I love that neckline treatment. How did you finish the hem and hems of the sleeves? And did you use a seam finish or not? It is great to see such a nice example of a use for scuba. It is a new fabric to me, and intriguing. For Christmas I gave each of our daughters a lighted compact mirror. In order to protect the mirrors in their purses, I made little pouches for them out of some scuba knit I found at our local Joann store. The stretch was just right for slipping them into and staying in place. It was also an excuse to play a bit with this fabric.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 13:41h, 14 January Reply

      Many thanks, Connie! I finished the sleeves using the same technique as on the neckline, and I serged all of the seams. I think scuba knit is new to most of us. I’ve sewn with it a few times, but each piece has been different in weight, density and finish 😉

  • Lucy
    Posted at 13:29h, 14 January Reply

    Once again you have demonstrated why sewing your clothes is so satisfying. Good for you for persisting to get the perfect dress for a fabric that inspired you. Your dress is lovely and the fabric was worth revisiting.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 13:42h, 14 January Reply

      Thank you so much, Lucy! This fabric was most definitely worth revisiting 😉

  • Laure Loughlin
    Posted at 13:34h, 14 January Reply

    I love the changes you made. I like the plain sleeves better. I like the look of ruffles, but when I wear them, they drive me nuts!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 13:43h, 14 January Reply

      Many thanks, Laure! The ruffles wore just fine, but the fabric wasn’t suited to be gathered. 😉

  • Patti Stanley
    Posted at 13:49h, 14 January Reply

    You see beautifully! The second dress really better for the fabric. Thank you for sharing

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:37h, 14 January Reply

      Many thanks for your comment, Patti! Sharing the trial and error experience was very helpful to me 😉

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 13:55h, 14 January Reply

    Love, love, love, dress #2, Vogue 9047. It looks perfect on you! You inspire be to keep at it, but I have nothing that I’ve made that I would call a success. Nothing. Every time I’m just about ready to give up garment sewing, I see another of your fabulous creations, and I tell myself that, yes, it can be done. I can’t wait to see your next project!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:38h, 14 January Reply

      Cheryl,
      Thank you so much for your comment! It wasn’t until I started making muslins that I really began to have successful sewing projects. Gradually I began to understand how to fit myself and sew garments I really love.

  • Barbara Barrett
    Posted at 14:29h, 14 January Reply

    Yes, dress number 2 is much more flattering than dress number 1. Thank you for sharing your process with us. I have not worked with scuba knit and certainly would never imagine making a dress out of it. I learned a lot from this post!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:40h, 14 January Reply

      Thank you, Barbara! Scuba dresses are actually wonderful 😉 I too never thought about sewing dresses from scuba knit until each of my daughters bought one. Best of all…….. they don’t wrinkle!

  • Kathleen O'Brien
    Posted at 14:30h, 14 January Reply

    Oh my! I can see what you mean – the second dress is lovely and a perfect fit. While I sew quite a bit, I’m constantly wanting to learn more about fitting and ideas about how to better my craft. The comparisons here help that knowledge. Looking forward to your next project and learning more.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:42h, 14 January Reply

      Many thanks for your comment, Kathleen! It’s all about fitting, isn’t it? Sharing this trial and error experience was helpful to me and I’m glad it was to you too 😉

  • Riesha Simmons
    Posted at 14:40h, 14 January Reply

    Beautiful color. I love dress #2. Dress #1 is pretty too.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:43h, 14 January Reply

      Thank you so much, Riesha!

  • Sandy
    Posted at 14:42h, 14 January Reply

    The second was definitely a hit for the fabric. I love the way it fits.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:43h, 14 January Reply

      Thank you, Sandy! The second was better all the way around 😉😉

  • Irene Mischkinis
    Posted at 14:45h, 14 January Reply

    How lucky that you were able to purchase another piece of the exact same fabric! It seems that so often when one finishes a garment, one wishes that something could have been done differently. Unfortunately, redoing the entire garment is a rarely a possibility. Lovely dress!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:45h, 14 January Reply

      Indeed I was lucky, Irene! Fortunately for me I bought what was left. 😉 Many thanks for your comment!

  • Rosalind Clayton
    Posted at 14:48h, 14 January Reply

    You’re right in every respect! The second dress is FAR more flattering & there are no lumps & bumps in the fabric. We all have this happen occasionally, so well done on your second attempt!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:45h, 14 January Reply

      I’m delighted I had the opportunity for a second attempt, Rosalind! Many thanks for your nice comment 😊

  • Julie Starr
    Posted at 15:22h, 14 January Reply

    The first dress looked perfectly lovely but the redo is one that will stand the test of time and meets your high fit standards. I never could figure out what kind of coat people wear over ruffle sleeved dresses, anyway! They are better probably better saved for summer!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:48h, 14 January Reply

      LOL – I had to drape my coat over my dress to accommodate those ruffles 😂 Anyhow, #2 is such an improvement. Many thanks for the comment!

  • Angela
    Posted at 15:27h, 14 January Reply

    I must add my comment that like all the others – wow, the 2nd dress is a knockout! Those “small” details really make a difference, what a perfect way to show that.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:46h, 14 January Reply

      Thank you, Angela! You’re right ~ it’s the small details that make a huge difference 😉

  • Leigh
    Posted at 15:36h, 14 January Reply

    I really like that you made a second dress and showed us the differences. Things aren’t always just right the first time, despite our best efforts and really, we should not expect perfection each time, yet we tend to. While the first dress is quite wearable and very pretty, your second go was really a knockout. It takes a while to really get a good feel for what will work better. New sewists especially should not beat themselves up about not achieving perfection on every make. None of us achieve that!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:34h, 14 January Reply

      Leigh,
      We put so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect……. who wants to sew or wear something riddled with mistakes? At the same time we must remember that sewing is a learning experience.
      Start with the simple and gradually progress. Most importantly, don’t give up!
      Thank you for your comment 😊

  • vicki Maiorano
    Posted at 16:00h, 14 January Reply

    Such a great colour for you. The second dress is beautifully fitted.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:30h, 14 January Reply

      Thank you, Vicki! The second dress should have been the first ……. but oh well!

  • Charlotte Broome
    Posted at 16:11h, 14 January Reply

    This post is a sewing lesson in itself. I really benefit from seeing how other sewists think through problems and make changes to achieve a beautiful garment. Thank you for sharing your process!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:29h, 14 January Reply

      You are so welcome, Charlotte! It was very helpful to me to document this trial and error experience! Many thanks for your comment 😊

  • Tomasa
    Posted at 16:24h, 14 January Reply

    Love this vibrant color on you and the dress fits you perfectly. Bravo!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:28h, 14 January Reply

      Thank you so very much, Tomasa!!

  • Patricia Pfeiffer
    Posted at 16:27h, 14 January Reply

    Is the neckline finish sewn to the wrong side of the neckline, then folded over to the front, stitched down, and then trimmed close to the stitching? And is the binding cut on the crosswise grain of the knit? How wide do you usually cut it? Do you trim down the neckline seam allowance before adding the binding? I really like this idea and want to get it right because I plan to try that on my next knit top. By the way, with my coloring green would not be my favorite choice for a dress, but that second version of your dress is really the prettiest green dress I have ever seen. I love it. What a difference proper fit can make.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:27h, 14 January Reply

      Patricia,
      Many thanks for your comment! I will be filming a tutorial of the neckline technique for the PBS show, It’s Sew Easy, but in the meantime, the neckline is folded along the seamline (5/8″) and stitched at 3/8″ from the edge leaving 1/4″ to trim.
      We all have different colors that flatter our skin tones and I couldn’t resist this perfect color for me 😉

  • Linda Berube
    Posted at 16:40h, 14 January Reply

    Well, gee, I thought the first dress was perfectly lovely and festive when you posted it,
    but now I must agree with you and the others,,,the second dress is true perfection! It looks
    fabulous on you! Seeing your neckline finishing technique, brings to mind that you would likely
    enjoy a pair of applique scissors. Their unique shape makes them perfect for safely trimming close
    to machine embroidery designs and for this purpose as well. Love mine!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:24h, 14 January Reply

      Linda,
      Many thanks for your comment! Do you recommend a particular brand of appliqué scissors? I’m going to get some based on your comment..
      The first dress was very festive ~ due to the season and coupled with a light bulb necklace. However, I couldn’t see wearing it past the holidays so I’m glad I sewed another to wear regularly 😉

      • Linda Berube
        Posted at 13:40h, 15 January Reply

        Hi Sarah,
        Mine are Gingher brand. I hope you find them as useful as i do!

  • Catherine Smith
    Posted at 17:35h, 14 January Reply

    I agree with Charlotte that this blog post was a sewing lesson in itself. Thank you. I haven’t sewn scuba yet but it’s on my list.

    I have a question about the darts in dress # 2- I noticed the vogue pattern has a single bust dart on each side but you seem to have omitted them (successfully). Did you have to make an adjustment for that eg. take out some fabric under the armhole? Did you cut the pattern with the dart but on fitting did you adjust it out with the stretch of the fabric? Hope that makes sense.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:16h, 14 January Reply

      Catherine,
      Maria Denmark’s tutorial on removing bust darts is perfection! No adjustments were needed after I completed her tutorial 😉 Many thanks for your comment.

  • Judy Pineda
    Posted at 17:38h, 14 January Reply

    Another lovely dress!! The color is so pretty on you! Question – I understand how you eliminated the bust darts, but what did you do to get the back to fit so much better? Thanks for sharing your journey with us!!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:14h, 14 January Reply

      Many thanks, Judy! The division of upper and lower bodices provided opportunities to tweak the fit by adjust the side seams. 😉 Miraculous what additional pattern pieces do!

  • Mary Funt
    Posted at 17:45h, 14 January Reply

    Sometimes it just takes a little working with the fabric to see what it wants to do. You’ve certainly taken advantage of the characteristics of scuba knit and eliminated the drawbacks. The second dress is perfection and I agree about eliminating the ruffles.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:12h, 14 January Reply

      Thank you, Mary! It’s a relatively new fabric for me and as I said each scuba has behaved differently 😉 I’ll get it sooner or later!

  • Mary Anne
    Posted at 17:48h, 14 January Reply

    Love the dress, love the colour, love the fit!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:10h, 14 January Reply

      Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  • Jayne
    Posted at 17:52h, 14 January Reply

    You were right a much better fit on the second dress. 👏

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:10h, 14 January Reply

      ……. so much better!! Many thanks, Jayne!

  • Heather Myers
    Posted at 18:37h, 14 January Reply

    Thanks for the update. I agree and it is so generous of you to share this!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:09h, 14 January Reply

      Many thanks, Heather! It was really helpful to me to do a comparison 😉

  • Lisa Slovin
    Posted at 18:47h, 14 January Reply

    Stunning! And you look happier in the second dress 🙂

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:08h, 14 January Reply

      LOL – the first pic was taken on Christmas Eve. We were on our way to church and I was absolutely exhausted 🙃

  • MaryEllen
    Posted at 20:25h, 14 January Reply

    Great dress – your persistence really paid off with a fab fit !
    I’m not fully understanding how you finished the neckline – do you have more details on a previous post ?
    You are also ready for St Patty’s – a personal family favorite holiday

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:36h, 14 January Reply

      Mary Ellen,
      I will be filming a tutorial of the neckline technique for the PBS show, It’s Sew Easy, but in the meantime, the neckline is folded along the seamline (5/8″) and stitched at 3/8″ from the edge leaving 1/4″ to trim.
      You’re right …….. St Patty’s here I come!

  • Lisa Lacy
    Posted at 20:41h, 14 January Reply

    Maybe you could cut the embellishments off the sleeves and hem to a shorter length…or refashion first dress into a skirt or top. Just a thought…😊😊

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:49h, 14 January Reply

      I hope to do some type of refashion with Dress #1, Lacy! The fabric is to nice to discard 😊

      • Lisa Lacy
        Posted at 08:51h, 17 January Reply

        Great! Looking forward to it. A sleeveless top would be nice with this fabric. Love that you show us your mistakes as well as triumphs. We can ALL identify 😁😁

  • Marcia Nichols
    Posted at 21:47h, 14 January Reply

    Sarah, I love this post! It is so helpful to read/see any information about fit, fabric & patterns. I am not new to sewing but have had quite a hiatus. I’m happy to be back!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:58h, 15 January Reply

      Welcome back, Marcia! Writing about this trial and error experience was very helpful to me ~ never, never, never, never give up 😉😉

  • Jackie Miller
    Posted at 23:16h, 14 January Reply

    This was so great! The color and dress are so awesome on you! I am going to buy Vogue 9047 and follow the tutorial for removing the bust darts, as well as attempt the neckline method. Thank you so much for sharing!!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:59h, 15 January Reply

      Many thanks, Jackie! I’ve always sewn the bust darts in this pattern before, but the knits have been a little lighter. Good luck with the dress and please send me a photo 😊

  • Barbara Hewitt
    Posted at 23:54h, 14 January Reply

    What a wonderful teaching blog. Thank you for doing a comparison of both dresses. Your awareness of your body, and how your fit should be is great. That is perfection. I also liked the way you could determine the different in how the fabric reacted in each pattern.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:02h, 15 January Reply

      Thank you so much, Barbara! Sewing most definitely makes us aware of our bodies! Well, obviously I didn’t read the fabric right on the first try, and am fortunate to have had a second chance 😉

  • Anna O’Day
    Posted at 23:58h, 14 January Reply

    It’s beautif. Makes me want one.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:02h, 15 January Reply

      Many thanks, Anna😉 Go for it!

  • auschick
    Posted at 00:02h, 15 January Reply

    This is stunning! I love it!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:03h, 15 January Reply

      Thank you, Auschick!

  • Orsi
    Posted at 08:15h, 15 January Reply

    Thanks for the tip o the Eloflex – I´ll definitely try!
    I love version #2 – the cut of the bodice is a great idea.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 09:21h, 15 January Reply

      Thank you, Orsi! The bodice design with a slightly raised waistline makes a huge difference in fit 😉

  • Linda LaMona
    Posted at 08:34h, 15 January Reply

    Lovely second version! The fit is perfect!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 09:22h, 15 January Reply

      Many thanks, Linda😊

  • Cynthia Gilbreth
    Posted at 08:38h, 15 January Reply

    Wow! It’s amazing what a different style can do for the fit. Dress #2 is so much more flattering on you. Now the big question: what kind of iron will you buy? I’ve had my eye on a Reliable, but my Rowenta seems to be hanging on pretty well.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:24h, 16 January Reply

      Many thanks, Cynthia! I bought a high end Rowenta – nothing too fancy😊

  • Miriam Fernandez
    Posted at 09:25h, 15 January Reply

    I love your tunic from The Tunic Bible and have made it 5 times already. Would you recommend a scuba knit for the next make?

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:26h, 16 January Reply

      Oh wow – Thank you for sharing this with Miriam! As much as I love The Tunic Bible and scuba knit, I would not recommend a scuba knit for the pattern. It seems a little heavy to capture details in the plackets, neck etc…. and I’m not sure how the back would drape 😉

  • PsychicSewerKathleen
    Posted at 10:13h, 15 January Reply

    Thank you for that link to Maria’s post on removing a bust dart! I have her fit ebook but I haven’t had a chance to go through it in detail yet – I’ve bookmarked her tutorial though! I also use Esalex thread and love the stuff. I have it in every colour I could find. This is a wonderful thread! It’s smooth, tough yet fine enough that my machine loves it (which is a total bonus). Love your dress! The fit is much better especially removing those back darts (which is something I almost always to do with knits to get a better fit) – now I’ll take your advice and practice using Maria’s method.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:27h, 16 January Reply

      Many thanks for your comment, Kathleen! You’re going to love that tutorial 😉

  • Mary
    Posted at 10:53h, 15 January Reply

    What a great object lesson this made…we could actually see the difference because you were able to use the same fabric. Do you use a dress form for fitting? Are there any brands of dress forms you recommend? I am thinking of buying one but I don’t want to make a costly mistake, Thanks!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:29h, 16 January Reply

      Mary,
      I have a Singer dress form.. I like it, and it has lots of dials and options for adjustments. I do use it for fitting, but there’s nothing like trying on the garment as you sew for a good fit. Many thanks for your comment 😉

  • Kathy VanFossen
    Posted at 11:09h, 15 January Reply

    Love the second dress, not so much the first one. LOVE the color. You are such an inspiration.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:31h, 16 January Reply

      Thank you, Kathy! I’m in complete agreement regarding the dresses. Live and learn😉

  • Sarah
    Posted at 11:56h, 15 January Reply

    I had the opportunity to touch some scuba knit on a visit to mood last week. I wanted some for a summer dress, but when I actually touched it, I thought it was too thick and hot to be comfortable in the summer. What do you think? Maybe just a skirt?

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:33h, 16 January Reply

      Sarah,
      I”ve sewn four scuba knit garments and each one is a different weight. One is a summer dress and it is very comfortable even here in the South. The one I just made might be OK if it was sleeveless, but I agree, some are dense and too heavy for warm weather clothes.

  • ROSALYN WOMACK
    Posted at 12:31h, 15 January Reply

    Both dresses look good on you. The second dress definitely looks better. We probably wouldn’t have noticed any of the issues of the first dress had you not pointed them out. Now i feel like getting i need to redeem myself and redo some garments.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:34h, 16 January Reply

      LOL – I could redeem myself on several, but one redemption at a time! Thanks so much for your comment, Rosalyn 😊

  • Alice Elliot
    Posted at 12:32h, 15 January Reply

    Wow! Huge improvement! And the first dress wasn’t bad. Agree about the ruffled sleeves. Only way to know is to experiment. That was a big step to buy the same fabric over again, but seeing the results side by side proves it was worth the expense. Not something we’d do too often!🤪

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:35h, 16 January Reply

      I just couldn’t leave it alone! Now of course it was worth the additional purchase. Many thanks for the comment, Alice 😉

  • Celeste’ Amaral
    Posted at 14:02h, 15 January Reply

    I lovethe classic style and color. I have stayed away from scuba fabric as it is considered to be non-breathable. Is this really an issue if living in the north?

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:37h, 16 January Reply

      Thank you, Celeste. As I just mentioned to Sarah, I”ve sewn four scuba knit garments and each one is a different weight and density. I believe the best thing to do is order a sample 😉

  • Vanessa Thomas
    Posted at 21:06h, 15 January Reply

    I love both versions, but can see all the changes you made in version 2 that really makes for a beautiful garment!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:38h, 16 January Reply

      Many thanks, Vanessa! Now that I’ve made dress #2, I don’t love the first one at all, but it was a great learning experience 😉

  • Laureen Larrison
    Posted at 06:36h, 16 January Reply

    Perfect! Now I want that Vogue pattern!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:39h, 16 January Reply

      Thank you, Laureen! I love this pattern so much – don’t know if I’ll ever tire of it 😉

  • mary hanley
    Posted at 11:56h, 16 January Reply

    I love your new dress, beautiful fit and I have just learned something new –I have never heard of Eloflex thread so that’s on my list

  • Coleen
    Posted at 08:36h, 23 January Reply

    I was so impressed with the final attempt. Love the look and fit. Look forward to seeing you on PBS. Thank goodness the show is returning!.

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