Sunday, March 06, 2011

Vogue 1179

The first time I saw this dress was on Eugenia blog, and I thought to myself, "I like that". Then, she went and made it again, and then I was like, "I want that." Originally, I wanted an all black version, but I didn't have enough fabric to complete the dress so I opted for what was in my stash and went with a gray herringbone with black. I love this dress, and let me tell you, on the days I feel like wearing something loose, this wardrobe piece fits the bill. Plus, it doesn't hurt that there are only 3 pieces to this pattern, and it works up really fast. Here's my PR review on the dress:

Pattern Description:

DKNY, very loose-fitting, pullover dress, above mid-knee length, has pleated front, cowl collar and wide stitched hem.

Pattern Sizing:

6-12 or 14-22.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes it did.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

This is a very easy pattern, and a good pattern for a beginner to work with.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

It's a DKNY pattern. Anything designer is good.

Fabric Used:

Sweater knit in a herringbone pattern that I purchased from Fabric Warehouse a couple of years ago.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

The pattern called for a drape type knit. I was a little worried about using a sweater knit, but I used 1/4 seam allowances instead. I probably still would have been fine sewing 5/8 seams, being that this is not a fitted dress.

I jumped right in and made this dress before reading any reviews on it. A few reviewers had complaints of the armholes being a little tight or snug. I would agree with that, but it's okay. I am working with it, and I know for the next dress, I'll just cut the armhole slightly a little larger.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Yes, I plan on making it again for Spring/Summer in a much more slinky knit.


I love it, plus I'm wearing a designer piece for mere pennies of what it would have cost in the store. You can't beat that.

On a closing note, these pictures were taken at like 2 am in the morning, hence the shiny makeup, plus I'm really tired. The little boy(one of Jack's various nicknames) was missing me and had to get in on the photo op. Or more like just wanted some loving.
Happy Sunday everyone. More reviews coming up!!


Надежда said...

The remarkable dress, very much approaches you.

Eugenia said...

Hi Andrea. I'm so glad that you liked my versions of this great pattern and that you have been inspired to make one. I love your version - the herringbone sweater knit looks fabulous and, even though it was done out of necessity, I think that the contrasting collar looks wonderful. You look super-cute in this dress!

meli88a said...

Look at you rocking this dress! I think the contrast not just worked out but really makes it sing.

Susan said...

Your version is really cute. I love what you did with this pattern. I've only made it once, but might need to dig it out again, now.

Faye Lewis said...

Yours is a very nice version of that pattern. I like that you did a contrasting cowl collar, it real adds to the design of the dress.

Mariss said...

HAWT!!! Love the pictures of your goofy self even better :)

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

I love how you two-toned the gives it so much personality! Great dress!

Adelaide B said...

I love it when easy things turn out well. This dress looks great!

Myra said...

I love your use of contrasting fabrics! Designer is always good and you just designed your own...I love it!!

Cennetta said...

Comfy Chic dress. Cute, cute.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Stylish *and* comfortable? It's a winner!

SEWN said...

Super cute!

Lisette M said...

When I first saw this pattern I knew I loved it but was unsure about the look on a "real" person. Then I saw on Eugenia and I hurried up and bought it. Your version looks great on you!

Kathy said...

Just wanted to let you know we like your version of V1179 so much we posted a link from our Vogue Patterns facebook page to your blog. Great job.

Alethia said...

Really nice dress~ so comfortable looking! This is on my to-do list....


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