Tech notes – Vogue 8949

Later this week I’ll show you a John Kaldor fabric make from Minerva Crafts using Vogue 8949.

I’ve used View E with the side panels and sewn in peplum.
The nice thing about the bodice is it’s an easy one to adjust. 
On the front bodice I’ve lowered the shoulder seam and lowered the bust dart. 
My sizing is 10 at the bust and 12 at the waist.
On the back bodice I’ve used the higher shoulder seam (16) to counter the shortened front bodice shoulder seam. An easy roll shoulder adjustment because there’s no collar on this dress.

And I’ve taken out 2cm at the centre back seam for sway back shaping. 
I’ve done the same to the back skirt pieces and added 4 cm to the centre back hem.
Lining up the dots

It’s hard to source John Kaldor fabric locally yet it’s wonderful to sew and wear.

When I saw Sam’s posh frock (stunning) this year, I thought it would be nice to have a John Kaldor dress in my wardrobe too. Sam’s eye for detailing is stunning as is her posh frock.


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