Sunday, May 25, 2014

LBD Vogue 8724 Finished!

MAGAM Challenge For May Is Finished

It's back to sewing for myself again and I completed my Make A Garment A Month Challenge for May.

I made Vogue 8724 about a year ago. This time I tweaked the fit a little more. This pattern is part of Vogue's Custom Fit  Pattern Collection. The great thing about Custom Fit is there are individual pattern pieces for cup sizes A, B, C and D . This means a better fit for those of us who need  a full bust adjustment, without the extra work involved in making this alteration.

The first time I sewed this pattern using the C cup pattern piece. I sewed it in a solid brown ITY knit. It fit okay but as I learned more about proper fit I noticed the bodice pulled too much across the bust.

I'd  previously measured my high bust and my full bust and got a 3 inch difference (or so I thought) so I chose the C cup. However, after noticing the pulls, I whipped out my tape measure again and noted that there is actually a 4 inch difference between my high bust and my full bust!  

No problem!  I cut out the D cup and made up the pattern. This time there was little or no pulling.

Can you see the difference between the fit of the C cup (brown) and the D cup (black)?

I also noticed that I didn't feel the need to readjust the neckline or look down to make sure the girls were not attempting an escape.

Time to plan for MAGAM for June.  I have a few garments in mind but more on that in a future post.

Another Thrift Store Find

I found this during my last trip to the thrift store.  I paid 6 cents!  I think this is the waxed tracing paper which will come in handy when making muslins. The markings should show up much better. 

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Until next time...Sew something you love!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you. I have been following your blog and I am so inspired by your work. I really appreciate the comment.

  2. both dresses are flattering and your beautiful smile says it all.

  3. I agree you look AWESOME!

    1. Thank you. And thanks tor taking the time to post a comment.

  4. You look great, good job on both dresses.

    1. Thank you. I really appreciate the comment.

  5. Such a lovely dress. The brown really suits you.

    1. Thanks. Brown is one of my favorite colors.


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