The Dress I am Wearing RIGHT NOW

Is this one:

blue deco dress

It's from fabric I bought in China, and it's the same pattern (Vogue 9670) as this dress.

Here's the neck facing, which is a bright pink that matches the pink in the flowers:

blue deco dress

And the back:

blue deco dress

I actually had fun matching the print here, on the center front and back seams. It wasn't as nit.jpgcky or as tedious as I imagined it would be, maybe because the repeat of the pattern is a manageable size.

What I didn't do very well was the zipper:

blue deco dress

The hem is done with pale blue bias tape but the sleeves are done with a pale aqua bias tape. Because I had some left over, and because it looked cool. (You can see that in the top photo.)

This is a really comfortable dress — so comfortable, in fact, that I've made it four times now. I'm wearing the next two over the next few days, and I'll post pictures of them tomorrow and Thursday!


0 thoughts on “The Dress I am Wearing RIGHT NOW

  1. Have you tried using a zipper foot instead of the invisible foot? If so, be sure to hand-roll the teeth flat as you sew to get closer to them for a more closed effect, but careful not to catch thread in teeth – it’s the best way I have done them to date; although I am always open to suggestions. god Bless you.


  2. Great dress! Really cute. You know the zipper isn’t too bad and is completely fixable. You just need to sew in a bit closer to get the “seam look.” Even with invisible zipper foots often I will need to adjust the needle to get in a bit closer. Love the fabric. You can tell it’s a really special one.


  3. Well now it’s nice to see that pattern made up. Someone just bought that pattern from my store today!


  4. Invisible zippers can be a real cramp in the butt. But when they come out right, they’re terrific! I have also recently learned to do lapped zippers, and love them! This is a nice dress; I’m looking forward to seeing your others. Does this mean spring has gotten to Chicago?


  5. I see little pink haired flower creatures in that print…with pink hands shaking at me! Maybe I need to get away from the computer for awhile.


  6. OH, the print is great and has such subtle colors and you did a great job matching the the print! I like your funky, contrasting facings, too.


  7. So much fun! I love this print, you could pull so many colours from it to match or compliment your accessories, shoes, bags – even nail polish with 🙂


  8. is this a vintage pattern? strange that it calls for an invisible zipper, i would have thought it would use a normal dress zipper with an overlap seam??


  9. Love the print – very Liberty of London. I sympathize with the zipper – after 30+ years of sewing I am finally moving to invisible zippers from lap seam application. It’s a whole new learning curve!


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