Monday, May 21, 2012

Graduation and Vogue 8574

This weekend was graduation weekend.  To start things off, school held a reception for us and our friends and families at the Organization of American States.  For the reception, I made Vogue 8574, the shorter version.  I used some navy Casa Collections fabric (crepe back satin maybe?) I bought on clearance months ago that I had planned to use as a sort of muslin for another dress I am dying to make, but can't find the pattern for.  

For the lining I used scraps left over from a blouse I am currently making:

This pattern is very easy to make and Vogue says it's good for all body types.  I definitely recommend it if you're looking for a simple cocktail or evening dress (there is a floor length option).  My favorite part is the pockets:
 (I know I should've ironed the dress, but I was running late.)

Be mindful that it is a pretty deep split in the bodice.  When you're standing it's fine, but when I was seated, you could see my bra.  Also, if I had more time (I "finished" the dress about 2 1/2 hours before the reception), I would've put darts in the gaps a a little in the bust.  Regardless, I think it came out well.  I received several compliments.  :)

Yesterday was Commencement....
I'm officially a lawyer now...or do I have to pass the bar before I can say that?...


  1. Cograts to you and love the dress!

  2. Beautiful dress and Congrats and I'm sure you will pass the bar exam.

  3. Beautiful! Congratulations also.