I bought this Vintage Vogue from a shop near my boyfriend's house over a year ago now [40% off, hellz yeah!1!], and it's literally been sat in a box waiting for me to continue sewing for myself for as long.
I've used printed cottons before, and I learned the hard way a long time ago that colourfasting the fabric is absolute necessity should you actually want black fabric by the time you've finished sewing. Unfortunately, this fabric didn't seem to want to do so the first time - and so throughout the fabric you can see faded lines where I'd folded it for storage, and outside of these pictures, you can tell that the colour is fading badly - not so pleased.
Other than the fabric... I literally have no qualms about this dress. I love it!
I had to grade the pattern up to my sizing, as usual [I doubt I'll ever actually be a commercial-pattern-size-18], but the fit is just perfect!! The waist sits right, the neckline sits right on my boobs for once - and the skirt - oh the skirt!! This pattern will forever be my circle skirt block - without a petticoat or underskirt, it is so beautifully full - and flatteringly so! It drapes over my giant hips so wonderfully, I'm quite literally in love with it.
I drafted some pockets into the sideseams [I love me a side zipper, too], and one thing I will remember to do in future is allow for more room in the pockets, I'm always afraid my poor phone is going to fall out!
As usual, I got lazy with hemming [no one should ever want to hem six metres of circle skirt], and used bias binding, but I have a horrible problem with matching, and decided to tie it in by taping the.. top.. bit.
What would you call that bit? A neckline..piece? It's like an interfacing but not!
So what do you think? Have you ever used V2902? Are you particular to polkadots? Do you know what that top bit could be called?