Documenting my sewing adventures, and the ins and outs of learning to adjust patterns for a perfect fit.

September Make a Garment Review Vogue V1417..When good intentions go.......................

I'm late in posting this review, work work it seems the last few weeks
But I wanted to post my final photos of this non-wearable garment for myself that is lol
What I learned in making this garment 
  • Use the body form, to see how the pieces will fit and where they will fall
I cut out the cape, then I took it to the body from with the pattern pieces, just to see how it would lay. 
NOW had I done that in the beginning, I would have realized that I would want to extend the cape in the front to compensate for my chest. 

I would have also made the top longer since I had extended the cape in the front. 
Once I put the cape cut out and pattern on the body form. I knew this project wasn't going to go as plan. But I did decided to finish anyway...

The zipper also gave me the blues, and I ended up still installing it upside down... Sighhhhhh
I look forward to the days where I can skip over the instructions for this part, and just employ the techniques I will learn... Because the instructions sometimes make no sense at all....
Im going to say if I attempted to make this pattern again, I will have to extend and adjust the pieces to give me the fit I wanted.... I have no photos of me in it, but lets just say.... It ended up looking like a baby with a bib on instead of flowing like a cape... 

Im going to also say, this pattern may run kinda small, I cut a 18 out, and I didn't like how it fit me, and my daughter who is a good 100 pounds smaller than me, it was just a smidget to big for her..

Well on to new projects.... I will figure out what to do with this... one


  1. It's gorgeous - a great pity neither of you can wear it. Still, some projects go like that, then you move on...good luck :)

  2. Love the colour it's such a shame neither of you can wear it. Well done for posting as there is always a lot of learning to take from makes that are less successful

  3. I like this Kely, and those fabrics are lush! Shame it didnt work out for you, but we learn from our mistakes and experiences :)x


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