Floral Explosion Dress: Vogue 9668, again

Did you all see what the Selfish Seamstress wrote about me yesterday? I’m her latest nemesis, can you believe it?! (Although…I’m delighted that she even knows about little old me!)

And to (potentially) make matters worse, I whipped up another version of Vogue 9668 in a pretty floral rayon print.

I’ve already given you most of the good details on Vogue 9668 here, so I’ll just keep quiet and share photos instead..

I called it the Floral Explosion dress as that’s what the fabric looks like – as if a garden party exploded all over it. I love it though! Quite the bold statement.

This fabric called for a simple style of dress, to balance out the colourful craziness!

Yes, my photos are taken on two different days! For some reason my camera ate most of the first round of photos, giving me a rather sad message of ‘Read Error – Check The Card.’ So upsetting! (Does anyone know what I did to make that happen?)

However I’m SO glad this one survived! I look like Floral-zilla in this one, I love it.

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26 Responses to Floral Explosion Dress: Vogue 9668, again

  1. Hannah June 16, 2010 at 6:43 am #

    LOVE this dress. The pattern is so simple and very flattering. The “floral explosion” looks fabulous on you!

  2. Rachel June 16, 2010 at 7:27 am #

    I love that dress. Where did you get the fabric? It is gorgeous!!!

  3. Trudy Callan June 16, 2010 at 8:02 am #

    Gorgeous Dress. Love your fabric choice.


  4. Samina June 16, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    I can see why the SS targeted you. That’s a gorgeous dress & it looks great on you.

  5. Jaime June 16, 2010 at 8:49 am #

    I really love it in the floral!

  6. Tasia June 16, 2010 at 9:20 am #

    Thanks everyone! I love this pattern, I’d highly recommend it! Easy to sew especially for the second time…AND still in print, unlike a lot of the other things I’ve made recently :)
    @Rachel: The fabric’s from Fabricana, my local fabric store in Richmond BC. I wish I could refer you to an online source! Will definitely post it, if I find it online.

  7. Erica June 16, 2010 at 9:34 am #

    You & the dress both….beautiful!

  8. Amanda S. June 16, 2010 at 9:43 am #

    Very pretty! I found your website via the Selfish Seamstress, so I’m glad your her newest nemesis. You do great sewing!

  9. Angela June 16, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    Great dress!! I love the floral explosion!

  10. Monet June 16, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    Love it, of course…like I love everything you make! The print is fantastic. What a great find :)

  11. ~Sherry~ June 16, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    Fabulous dress – brightens up my cold winter day here!
    For some reason I missed the Selfish Seamstresses post about you! In typical style she makes you sound so darn awful – totally untrue of course!!!

  12. Renay June 16, 2010 at 4:14 pm #

    OH pretty! I think your a worthy nemesis. are you two goint to have a ‘dress off’? haha

  13. Ms.Cleaver June 16, 2010 at 4:31 pm #

    Ah – I want to be someone’s nemesis. Though I’m with the selfish seamstress – I totally want to copy your Lady Grey coat too. All your lovely projects are making me itching to get some projects done!!

  14. Gail June 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    I found you via the SS’s site. Love this dress – in fact everything on your blog is great.

  15. The Sew Convert June 16, 2010 at 5:42 pm #

    Love this dress, it’s gorgeous and looks fab on you! The floral print is so pretty!

  16. Alli (One Pearl Button) June 16, 2010 at 5:43 pm #

    Gorgeous!! I’m so in love with florals this summer – this is perfection. Your clothes are always amazing!

    (also, how was I not following you before now? I’ve just corrected that mistake!)

  17. sofia June 16, 2010 at 8:05 pm #


    Wouldn’t that be great? Both of you have to make the same pattern – but you choose your own fabric?

    Yes yes yes yes!

    By the way, awesome, I’ve been wanting to make this in a print!!!

  18. Tasia June 16, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    Thank you thank you everyone! @Alli (One Pearl Button): , @The Sew Convert: @Renay: @~Sherry~: you guys are awesome!
    @Gail: Thanks for stopping by, so glad you like my blog!
    @Ms.Cleaver: You can knit though, and that’s the coolest! Your Winterberry gloves and hat are so chic for cold weather.

  19. Tasia June 16, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    @sofia: Do it! Easy peasy now that you’ve made it once :)

  20. Rachel June 17, 2010 at 12:41 am #

    Tasia, I am in love with everything you make. Love love love both versions of 9668 and you know you’re my inspiration for Lady Grey. You rock!

  21. Fourth Daughter June 17, 2010 at 3:00 am #

    Yes I DID read that SS post and it was hilarious.. and apt! So I was very flattered that you stopped by to check out my stuff… now I can brag that “the nemesis” has seen my blog!! Love the colours on your dress and beautiful pics too. Was that Floral-zilla shot on purpose as a challenge to SS?!!!

  22. The Cupcake Goddess June 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    This dress is so darling and I love the floral! This is such a great cut on you and a dress that could flatter so many figures. Sweet, sweet and just in time for warmer weather!

  23. Zura June 18, 2010 at 6:39 am #

    Hi Tasia! Thank you for dropping by my blog and your wonderful comment :) I just went through your blog and gosh I LOVE all the dresses you’re sewing, they are amazing and so beautiful! I really wanna sew for myself more, very inspiring Tasia!

  24. Lily June 19, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    SUCH a beautiful dress. Love the fabric so much and it fits you so well. :)

  25. Elaine Maul June 23, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    Totally love the dress and the print is gorgeous. The fit is beautiful; totally love this style.

    I am a very newbie stitcher but one of the things that wants me to carry on is the vast range of marvellous prints available. Has anyone else noticed how many RTW clothes are …… well …… frankly BORING!! ?

    However, there can be problems with prints. I am just completing number 2 Ginger skirt (and also my number 2 item made ever!!) from what I think is a lovely yellow daisy floral print and was getting my husband to mark the hem before heming it. My son wandered in …… nice skirt he said …… didn’t we use to have curtains like that?

    You could go off him :)

    But that can be a problem don’t you think?

    Also, at the grand(?) age of 52, I slightly wonder whether prints are too young for me? Discuss………….


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