Vogue 8728: This Time It’s Liberty

by Erin on August 1, 2011

So Vogue 8728, which I posted about the other day, looks even better (I think) in Liberty "Mark": 

Mark_BodiceJuly2011

 

Here's a fuzzier full-length view:

Mark_FullJuly2011

And a close-up of the neck binding:

Mark_bindingJuly2011

You can't really see the fabric's lusciousness in those pictures, so looky here:

Mark_fabricJuly2011

And for the more technically-inclined among you, here's how I reinforced the pocket opening on the zipper side with organza (the midriff is also underlined with organza):

Mark_PocketJuly2011

The best part is that this dress matches the shoes in this post (from yonks ago). Yep, I now have TWO outfits that are Liberty-print-with-matching-shoes. Because I'm obsessive that way. (The other is a dress in the Enchanted Garden print, which J.Crew did flats in a few years back. That link is to the skirt I made in Enchanted Garden, can't find the dress link … )

Actually, no, the best part is that I wore this dress last weekend and on my way to the restaurant, a woman came out of a (different) restaurant JUST to comment on my dress. She knew the fabric was Liberty and so assumed I'd made the dress, and she wanted to see how I did the hem (answer: machine blindstitch), which was basically the best compliment, ever. It's so nice to run into fellow Liberty-enthusiasts! 

I also have a piece of fabric in this design in the pink colorway that Liberty used for their Target collaboration, but it's heavier (almost a poplin), so I'm saving it for a shirtdress. 

Do I have another 8728 cut out? That would be telling … 

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Rachel August 1, 2011 at 6:11 am

Hi Erin! This dress is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Surely you also know about the Liberty Nikes, such as these? http://cgi.ebay.com/Nike-Wmns-Blazer-Mid-Premium-Liberty-London-NSW-2011-/290584129354

If you poke around on eBay, you can find more patterns and less expensive pairs….

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kathleen August 1, 2011 at 7:08 am

This is really pretty – love the fabric!

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Nada Gordon August 1, 2011 at 7:45 am

ooo lovely

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Lydia August 1, 2011 at 8:23 am

You’ve finally convinced me to purchase this pattern. Off to check when Vogue patterns are next on sale at Hancock Fabrics.

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Kathy August 1, 2011 at 8:26 am

I am a convert! I initially thought the proportions of this dress were odd in the pattern drawings, but yours are absolutely beautiful in both fabrics. I’m awaiting a shipment of Liberty and in the meantime I might run this up in an inexpensive voile for a test run (my version of a muslin).

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Miss Kitty August 1, 2011 at 8:56 am

Ooooooh! Very nice! I was tempted to buy the pattern but held off; now that your gorgeous version is posted here, I’ll pick up that pattern the next time it’s on sale.

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Lynn August 1, 2011 at 11:41 am

Beautiful! I LOVE that fabric. I’m a bit of a nut about paisley and the colors are lovely.

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Emily August 1, 2011 at 1:03 pm

This is gorgeous! Your book and blog have inspired me to sign up for sewing classes…I’ve been a crocheter for a long time, but I’m excited to try something new :) (p.s. are you planning to write another novel? Because I keep reading Dresses, getting to the last page, and flipping back to the beginning to start again. I can only keep that up for so long.)

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Kristen August 1, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Oh I love it! Wow, shoot – I need that pattern now!

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Cel August 1, 2011 at 7:48 pm

2 DIE 4

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Lavon August 3, 2011 at 9:22 am

I am seraching for this pattern. I absolutely must have it.

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Luz Weber August 4, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I’ve been always see your posts, I’m starting to sew clothes.
Beautiful site.
Congratulations.

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Dawn August 5, 2011 at 11:07 am

I just got this pattern – it’s nice to see it made up – great job!

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Miss Marie August 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Such pretty fabric, such a pretty dress.

And I love that one woman came over to compliment your dress and to ask how you’d done the hem. That’s so fabulous!

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Packrat August 6, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Wonderful fabric for that style. Love the fabric and the dress.

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bramble August 7, 2011 at 10:37 am

Loverly and I mean that in the nicest possible way! It turned out great!

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Haljine August 8, 2011 at 3:28 am

Beautiful dress great material!

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