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Back in business - Vogue 8923

by Maria Theoharous

April
26

I tested this dress earlier to figure out if the block panels worked on my body. I'm short so I tend to check by making a test version first (http://www.cleverthinking99.com/2014/04/vogue-ponte.html).

The fun part with this pattern is the colour blocks give you lots of ways to figure fit this pattern to your shape. I took 9cm off the bodice to make these blocks stop at my high hip level.

The cutting out picture shows you how I got the houndstooth print to line up. Each piece was cut out separately.
I used lots of pins to line up my stitching and I used a walking foot on my sewing machine. This took a lot of the sweat out of keeping the lines straight while stitching.

The instructions provided are easy to follow and complete.

I did a sway back adjustment and roll shoulder adjustment on the paper pattern.

All of the fabric and notions were provided to me by Minerva Crafts.

And that's it really.

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