11 Jul Vogue 1802 – Tyler Boe Inspired
Even better, I knew just what to do with the expensive B and J Fabrics’ silk charmeuse I bought in 2013 with no idea how to use.
I was so gung ho that I broke my no UFO rule and immediately got down to business.
I had 1 1/2 yards of 45″ fabric, not ideal, but the top was doable with the exception of the ruffled collar. There was no need to line the top like I did the dress, but I did sew French Seams throughout.
My alterations included shortening the length, reducing the width of the collar/tie. and with the help of a new French curve, I created a high/low hem.
After marking the hem, I used the narrow hem technique I learned from Susan Khalje. It’s a little nerve-racking but the result is beautiful and worth the effort.
I illustrated the technique Here. I have a collection of scissors, but I always use my Fiskars Gingher knife edge for this hem. They keep the fabric flat while cutting – one less thing to worry about!
My daughters suggest tucking in the front of the shirt on occasion. What do you think?
Vogue 1802 is drafted so beautifully that the fabric simply falls into place.
My dress fabric was a heavier weight – too stiff for a bow, but the charmeuse ties to a bow easily!
One of my turquoise drop earrings was destroyed during a windy day on the beach, so it’s gold jewelry all the way until I find a replacement.
Happy Sunday, Dear Readers – Until soon!