Vogue 1027

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Pattern:  Vogue 1027    Notions:  1/4" wide elastic that I didn’t use.  Fabric:  matte jersey.  This DKNY pattern is a calf length dress, has semi-fitted, pleated and lapped bodice, bias skirt with inseam pockets (I didn’t use those either) and stitched hems.  The elastic is meant to be slipped into the waist seam allowance that you stitch into a casing.  I didn’t think I needed it.  Other interesting details:
Cut-on cap sleeves that you finish with included facing patterns.  I’ve not trimmed them up yet in this picture.
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Interesting (or different at least) belt finish.  The instructions have you partially attaching the belt,
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and at a single (bodice) seam, so the width of the belt sort of "floats" at the waist:
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If you follow the pattern instructions, the free ends of the belt edges are supposed to be clean finished, which means the wrong sides of the fabric would be visible.  Instead, I chose to stitch the length of the ends together wrong sides and turn them right sides out.  The only thing you give up doing it this way is a wider belt (that could be prettier, who knows?).
The neckline:
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To finish the neckline edge, I used Sandra Betzina’s method of taking a strip of fabric, stitch right sides together at the neck edge, flip the strip under and stitch in the ditch.  When I applied the binding, I stretched it just slightly when I was attaching it.  The stretching probably wasn’t necessary, because this has a very nice non-gaping neck.  I used a solid matte jersey from Vogue Fabrics, and I liked it so much that I made another shorter version!  This jersey also came from Vogue Fabrics.  I love the cap sleeves.
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For the neckline here, I used a strip of self fabric and sewed a facing.  For some reason, it puckered a bit around the neck, but this print is so busy, it’s not notice-able.
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Keep in mind that the line drawing is fairly accurate in that the front sits higher than the back, as you can see in the above pictures also:
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The skirt is very full, which means you have to tape pattern pieces together before cutting out the skirt piece.
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For the hem, I used another SB technique with double needle and stitched a hem using wooly nylon in the bobbin.
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Okay, I’m not making any more dresses for a while!  I’ve got enough!
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