Several years ago during my A line/Retro dress phase, I made the left version of Vogue 8633 in a linen material. Flash forward to the present, I found myself drawn to the pattern again. This time I would use the sheath version to the right.
With this updated version came several construction changes made to the collar. In the original version I followed the instructions below:
and the result was:
Notice the well shaped edge of the outside collar and the darts in the inside lining.
However, remembering my love/hate relationship with the above process, I decided the side step making the darts in the lining this time around.
After following the instructions, I used this fabric piece shown above, to cut out the lining piece. With the darts already sewn, it would give the lining fabric the same size and silhouette as the bodice material, without the need to sew the inner darts:
Also notice that the outside collar has a softer shape due to my eliminating the collar facings. I thought it was best to leave them out being that I wanted this dress to be more relaxed. Here are my finshed results below:
I really do enjoy both versions of the pattern. I should also note, unlike the full skirt dress, I eliminated the zipper making this a simple pull over dress. Iron, slide on, and go.
Well that's it, until next time remember nothing is ever as it seams.