Black Tie Gala - Vogue 1723

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Today's post is the second showing for this series titled: The Virtual Memade Holiday Fashion Show! Every Sunday through December 26th, myself and a collaborator will post a holiday fashion look based on a winter holiday theme and on Thursday Dec 23rd, a theme will be posted in conjunction with the little red dress project so please stay tuned because you don't want to miss out and you can also follow the hashtag #mmholidayfashionshow to keep up as well! This theme in collaboration with Martika of Martikajmakes, and she and I both made a garment based off of what we would wear to a Black Tie Gala, and what it means to us. You will understand more how we incorporated our makes into the theme as you watch the videos on our Youtube channels. You can watch my video by clicking here! You can watch Martika's video by clicking here! My Garment

I made Vogue 1723 to support the theme a the holiday Black Tie Gala!

I picked this because I thought this dress served justice for a Black Tie Gala event because it does meet the requirements of being semi formal and it’s not over the top dressy. Although I love this pattern, this was not my first choice because I was saving this pattern for another cut of fabric. To find out more why I used the pattern anyway, please watch the detailed review where I talk about it on my YouTube channel... It's pretty funny and you can find the video by clicking here!

If you are not able to watch, I have provided photos of me in my Black Gala dress and a pattern review below the photos.

Have a great day!

Pattern Review

Pattern Number: Vogue 1723 Pattern Description: Misses’ very loose-fitting, lined pullover dress that has a stand up collar that extends to ties in the back, it has a slit opening at the neck and side seam pockets and it also has balloon sleeves with a sleeve stay. View: There are two view for this dress. View A is the shorter version and view B is the longer version. I made view A, which is shorter than view B by 23 inches. FABRIC Recommendations: Crepe back satin, rayon challis, silk twill, georgette. Sewing Skill Level: Easy, and I agree Pattern Pieces: I used seven pattern pieces to make this dress. The pattern pieces that I used were the front, back, pockets, sleeve, sleeve stay, tie, and the neck band that connects to the ties Notions Needed: Thread, and one hook and eye.

Pattern Sizing: 8 - 24

Size that I Cut: I cut a size 18 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes What did you particularly like about the pattern? I like the shape of this dress because it is flows, I like that it is loose fitting, I LOVE the huge balloon sleeves, I love the necktie, I love that it is a pullover dress and I love the pockets.

What did you particularly dislike about the pattern? Nothing Did I learn any new Techniques: No Did I have a first time experience: Yes, this was my first time installing a sleeve stay! This was also my first time making balloon sleeves. Fabric Used: I used this black Crepe back satin fabric.

Purchased: I purchased this fabric from Hobby Lobby

Alterations or changes: Yes, I did not line my dress. Because I didn’t line the dress, I drafted my own facing pieces by using the front and back bodice pieces as a guide. Any modification recommendations: Yes, if you are busty like me, add more length to the front so that when it is put on, the dress doesn’t have a high/low affect. Would you recommend it to others? Yes!

Availability: In stores and online You can watch the video by clicking BELOW!


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