Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Galaxy dress progress

Last night I started sewing up a mock-up of Vogue 8280.  Besides the fact that it fits nowhere on me except the waist, there are a few things I want to tweak around the neckline.  I want to make it a little less rounded, but I think what's keeping it from looking like the real thing is the sleeves.

I thought the pattern directions were a little unclear, so I tried folding the pleats a few different ways:

So far the third one is my favorite.  Still, it doesn't look like the famous dress:
..Which seems to have a "W" shape to the pleats.  So I'll try again tonight when I get home.

And here, you get a bonus picture of my re-introduction to sewing.. while watching What Not to Wear:

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