Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Disney Dress #2: Tracy Reese for Vogue




I picked up this pattern very recently, knowing that I had plenty of knits in my stash and that this kind of dress would get lots of wear, regardless of Disney. With a couple inches of length added, of course.


Tracy Reese Vogue 1224

The knit I chose to use for this version came from Joann's a few years ago, a nice ITY jersey in a cool black and white Stripey floral print. My fabric reminded me a lot of the envelope version. Here we are, dancing to the drum band at our African Safari Grand Gathering dinner.


I used my serger and cover-stitch machines for most of it, and made just one other small change during construction. The instructions tell you to make a self-fabric tie to attach to the end of the neck elastic, that come through the casing and tie in a bow. Instead, I stitched the ends of the elastic together, created a much shorter fabric bow, and stitched it to the elastic at the casing opening.


I will make this one again, most certainly! It's quite comfy, comes together quickly, and is perfect for funky knit prints!

*in the very first top pic, DH is wearing the cotton Islander shirt I made and posted about before the trip. Another winner that goes in the TNT pile!*

9 comments:

KID, MD said...

Love it!! That's a really great print for that pattern. I really need to sew this one before summer is over. So, how much did you have to add to the length? That baby is short on the pattern envelope! Yours looks just right.

Irene said...

Love, love love this dress! It looks so comfy.

Lindsay T said...

Love that on you.

Bunny said...

So comfortably perfect for summer. Love the fabric.

narcissaqtpie said...

Great dress! I had that same fabric reserved for that pattern, glad to see it will be awesome!

Dana said...

Looks like a really nice vacation wardrobe for you and your family!

AuntieAllyn said...

What a cute dress! I'm thinking you were the best dressed woman at Disney World during your stay!

Gail said...

I have this pattern too and can't wait until Spring to sew it up. Love it in black and white.

Karen B said...

I have loved your posts. These Disney posts were so enjoyable. It is nice to know that I am not the only one who has always loved sundresses or cool knit dresses in the hot humid heat.
You always do such a great job.
I started reading your blog a while back. I was intriqued by your sewing and teaching as I am a math teacher (secondary) of 40 years and a seamtress of 55 years.