DIY Tunic Dress Vogue 9159



OMG, this dress is from last month and it never got photographed!  I had every intention of writing a Valentines day post with all these options to include what I was going to wear, clearly that didn't happen!  I'm sorry, I really don't know what happened with that, planning consumes me and I was knee deep in planning for the Day and Night dress challenge and some other projects.  The weather wasn't that great so I'm working on getting an area in the house to take pictures at any time of the day.



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This is a cute dress perfect for a night out on the town.  One of the recommended fabrics is ITY knit, no sure how I would like the tunic in ITY but maybe I'll try it.  I also didn't have good luck with the V neck, I need to work on that!  Why do all of my V necks look like a "U"? smh!  I try, but I cant really see to pivot the needle, I need to find a good technique, can you help???














Pattern Description:  
Semi-fitted tunic and dress (close-fitting through bust) have V-neckline, side-front seams, left side-front slit, stitched hem on sleeves, and narrow hem. A: Short sleeves. B: Long sleeves. Close-fitting, below waist, boot-leg pants have elasticized waist.


SEWING LEVEL:Confident beginner ( working with knits, hemming knits)
SIZING:L-XL
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?  
Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow?  
Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  
I like the shaped waist and hip seams, I like the slit on the side and the V-Neck.  No real dislikes.
Fabric Used:
Fax leather knit
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  
I lowered the split four inches and graded the bust waist and hip up to a size 24.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I don't know, I may make the tunic, but I don't know how many of these I will need.



What is your favorite V-Neck technique/ tutorial?

Comments

  1. That is a gorgeous dress and I don't think you could have chosen a nicer fabric to showcase that pattern. I'll bet it wears like a dream too!

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    1. Thank you, it has been in my stash and I didn’t know what to make, this was a good match.

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  2. I think your dress looks wonderful, and your V-neck looks pretty "V" to me!! I do mine similar to this tutorial: https://www.craftsy.com/sewing/article/how-to-make-a-v-neck/

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    1. Thank you Vanessa! The link was helpful!

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  3. Graded to a 24? No way you are that size! Girl you boosted my confidence!

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  4. I love this dress! Great fabric, I am curious where you found this fabric?

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    1. Linda, I feel I got it from Joann's in there faux suede area, it's been a while though.

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  5. This looks phenomenal On you! Can I get some advise on how you did the grading? I’m not sure what their measurements are but I’m thinking I would prob be a 22. I would love to make this dress!

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    1. Hi! Here’s a method I use for grading. http://curvysewingcollective.com/how-to-grade-a-pattern-up-the-easy-way/

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