She came together real smooth and easy except the mock turtleneck was more like a neck brace. Seriously a good 1.5 inches higher than the illustration. I’ve been noticing these weird quirks in patterns lately. I would hope that companies hire people to test them out before the print them but when I notice things like this I wonder… This dress is a similiar story. There were at least 2 major construction issues with that pattern. I expect more from you Vogue!
Also, even though it didn’t call for it I lined this dress with a pretty lilac poly because wool + skin = itchy scratchy. Overall I’m really happy with it. Groovy, swingin’ 60’s vibes are pretty good vibes indeed.
1. Just because it’s printed on official looking paper does not mean it is the holy word of sewing goddesses. Pattern makers are people too, and sometimes they make mistakes.
2. First topstitched item! Learning to keep those babies straight and clean.
3. More battles with an invisible zipper.
4. Making prettier, more invisible slip stitches.
Pattern: Simplicity 7203
Total Cost (including notions): less than $10
Time to Make: 12 hours (there was a lot of hand sewing with the lining and hem. A LOT).