Go Patterns, LBD part III19 h 18
For more safety, I ordered both the Go Pattern dress and the Vogue 1108. This morning, I was getting very nervous since none of those two patterns had reach my mail box. I looked closely at my existing wardrobe in order to have a plan B dress for the cocktail-award night on May 1. It is already April 16 after all!
To night, on my arrival from work, I saw a white envelop on the entrance floor. I thought right away: "it seems like the Go pattern dress won the race !" ... and your vote. In my recent posting, 81% of you had voted for the Go Pattern. The Vogue 1108 will not put aside for ever, I have a graduation ceremony to attend this year ;-)
This weekend will be sewing time. Or at least sunday will be since on saturday, I am in my management class. So sunday the muslin or toile will be done. I realy need a toile for this pattern since it is a closefitting dress.
So how does a Go Pattern look like?
The envelop size is similar to the big Vogue envelops. The drawing is nicely printed and the model on the drawing has one of those 35-21-36 (89-53-91 cm) type of body. The technical drawings on the back of the envelopp give the dress much straiter lines. In addition to the measurment table, the finished widths and lenghts for bust, waist, hip and back lenght. This is such a good idea. All pattern companies should do the same.
According to both tables, I should start with a size 10 for the bust, 6 for the waist and 8 for the hip. I will let you know if those suggestions are realistic. The ease for all those sections of the dress is of 1 1/2 inch (4 cm). This is closefitted !
The instructions seam to be very good. Those will be put to test while sewing. Strangely, this close fitting dress has pocket. For this version, I will not put the pocket.
I bought three fabrics for it, one black, one dark red and one with flowers. For the coktail, I still hesitate between the red and the plain black. The one with flowers is for the office not for the evening... it does not look chic enough. Fabric requirements are given both as yardage and meter.
My decision as for black or red, will be taken this weekend. LBD or LRD !?
This is a picture of all pattern pieces.
Bright designers give you lining pieces ! . I am looking forward cutting and sewing. You will have pictures of the toile on sunday or monday. Have a superbe weekend.