Once again my sister-in-law has done it. She and her husband just spent a week in New York and brought everyone back gifts. I got a very pretty necklace with ear rings, some white and black jersey fabric and a sewing pattern.
Vogue 8731 is a sewing pattern I already was contemplating on making. Now my sister-in-law had decided for me. I had to make it right away. So I spent a day sewing it and a few hours today making some modifications. I combined both the long and short version in the pattern by making my tunic/dress double. I left it sleeveless, because I thought it would look the best with all the polka dots.
This is a very basic and easy pattern, but some how I tend to complicate the simplest of sewing patterns. I have made ruffles along the bottom of both layers. Inside the bias tape at the neckline I put some elastic to help my soft fabric retain some shape, at the shoulder area I made a flower corsage. In addition I have made my tunic/dress a bit more “fitted”then the sewing pattern suggests.