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Completed Project: Vogue 8766 Spring Fever Dress

Ooh – I’m a little squinty! Now I know why all those fashion bloggers wear sunglasses!

Pattern: Vogue 8766  /  Fabric: 100% cotton from Mood Fabrics  /  Lining: 100% cotton shirting (lime green!) also from Mood

Shoes: Aerosoles; Belt: Target; Earrings: Icing; Necklace: Me&Ro; Bag: Kate Spade

So, let’s go back a couple months…Remember how I was learning about fit with the Sew the Perfect Fit on Craftsy? Well I finally “completed” this Vogue 8766 dress at the end of June. But something about the dress was bugging me. For one thing, it looked really dumpy on me. The center front of the skirt had excess fabric and it didn’t look flattering. So I put it away for a little while.

After the July 4th holiday, I decided to revisit the dress. I pinned up the sides of the skirt and realized that I had had too much ease in the skirt! So after all of the fabric I had added to my muslin to accommodate the hips, I ended up taking in 3/4″ on each side. Go figure! (ha ha)

Now, the excess fabric is gone from the front of the skirt and it fits much  better. I can wear it in public now! Funny thing–when I finally really completed this dress, we were in the middle of a heat wave. So Spring Fever dress is now the Heat Wave dress!

I definitely recommend Craftsy’s Sew the Perfect Fit class. With this class I got my sewing mojo back– woo hoo!

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