Monday, January 23, 2017

TNT - Another Vogue 8184

I think anybody who sews for any length of time ends up with a TNT - a tried and true pattern that they turn to again and again. Fashion archivists will look through my sewing history one day far (hopefully really far) in the future, and start to log the Vogue 8184 frocks I've made in increasingly bored tones. So far the tally is 8 and counting, but I can't help it - it's such a versatile pattern, is very fabric length friendly, and suits my vintage-loving heart down to the ground!

May I humbly introduce you to the latest addition to my 8184 canon:


Blue Fields #4


Blue Fields #3


There's not a lot different in this make to some of the others I've done in the past - I've altered the straps once again to originate from the centre of the neckline (lengthening the straps is required here if you'd like to do this yourself).

What I am really happy about  is the fabric I used. It's a Cotton + Steel cotton lawn from the Hatbox collection that is so light and delicious to wear! I'm really feeling the heat this summer (curse you global warming!), so an airy dress like this is just the ticket for those relentless summer days.

I am also totally into the deep blues this summer. It just feels so fresh - much better than white on me, which only makes me look like a bewildered ghost. Since confused spirit out of time is not exactly the look I am going for, I think I'll stick to gorgeous blue fabrics like this!


Blue Fields #2



So, TNT Vogue 8184 has come through with the goods again! After all, summer ain't summer without me whipping up one of these!


Blue Fields #1


Project Details
Pattern - Vogue 8184, view B with alterations to straps
Fabric - 2.3m Cotton + Steel cotton lawn from the Hatbox Collection
Notions - 35cm invisible zipper



5 comments:

  1. Being cool and very stylishly dressed is top priority and if someone chooses to note that this is the 8th version, then they have too much time on their hands.

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  2. Gorgeous dress and I love that you've used this pattern 8 times!

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  3. Well since it suits you so well (both the look and the sewing) why not! It is a lovely style and the darker colour does look good on you.

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  4. As always, you look fabulous.

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  5. i love this dress so much very cool.

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