Sunday, June 19, 2011

Vogue 1250

My last and final dress for the Stay Cool Stitch Up A Dress Sew-a-long is Vogue 1250.

Now, there are many reviews on this dress and I figure, what's one more.

I love drape necks in blouses, dresses whatever. I think it's a flattering look on anyone. When I saw Carolyn make this dress, I ran to Joanns and picked up the pattern. Hey, the woman's made 4 of these dresses already and all I can say it, I right behind her. I have another one planned in a solid teal color. I have been dying to make this dress up for over a month but I was being very particular about my fabric choice and the print because I wanted something very summery looking. I purchased this fabric from Fabric Warehouse a couple of months ago and thought it fit the bill. Let's just say I'm Very happy with the outcome. If you don't have this pattern, please go out and get it. IT IS A MUST HAVE (Sheila, Karen are you listening?) The pattern consists of 2 major pieces and a facing for the back neckline and sews up in roughly 2 hours. The pattern drafting on this is genious. It gives the illusion of being tight fitted, but it really isn't. It just conforms and drapes around your body,

and it also helps that the dress is very, and I mean very comfortable.

Here's my review of the pattern:

Pattern Description:

MISSES' DRESS: Close-fitting dress.

Pattern Sizing:

6-20. I made a size 14.

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


Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes, the directions were very easy to follow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I LOVE the construction of this dress. It has two major pieces and a facing piece for the back neckline.

Fabric Used:

Cotton Lycra Knit which I purchased from Fabric Warehouse.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I added two inches to the length of the dress. I also finished the sleeves by hand as sometimes depending on the fabric you use when you hem sleeves in knit, they sometimes get a ripple look from serging them and then sewing them. Doing it by hand took care of that problem for me.

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

Yes, I"m going to make it in a teal blue. I think everyone should have one of these in their closet.


This is an awesome dress and I really love it.


Rosie said...

Work it Andrea! OK now I'm going to have to get this pattern.

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

You look awesome in the dress! Definitely make another one 'cause you are right - this dress is sooooooo comfortable!

Susan said...

Well done! I should dig out the pattern again, myself.

MushyWear said...

Oh my goodness, I love your "Spiderman" pose! Very pretty dress. I must get this pattern!

Lori said...

That is a great dress. I think I need this pattern.

Cennetta said...

That's right it is an awesome dress. I making another one too.

narcissaqtpie said...

Looking gorgeous!! Can't wait to get my hands on the "right" fabric cause I wanna be cute like everyone else who made this, lol!!

Aminat said... I totally love your pose to show how comfortable this dress is... great job. Just made one too...

HeathersSphere said...

Sensational looking dress and another dress that is much more enticing than Vogue's! That is such a cool pic showing how comfortable your dress is!

Eugenia said...

Fabulous dress - and you wear it well - your comfortable pose shows what a great style this is for you!

Adrienne said...

Very cute!

Kyle said...

That pose of yours is hysterical! This dress is popping up everywhere on the blogs...might have to make one soon!

Kyle said...

p.s. I think you look like spiderman in that pose! :) ready to climb the walls and fight crime in that dress!!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I love your photoshoot! What fun! The dress looks great on you, I see why you have more planned!

Noile said...

Oh, fun, Andrea! Love your exuberant pose -- I keep waffling on this dress, but you may have pushed me over the line. Your fabric is perfect!

Bonnie O. said...

I really love this dress. The fabric is fantastic and it looks wonderful on you! I keep meaning to make this one, too. Maybe now, I will!

Anonymous said...

You look great.

I have a question. I am thinking of making this dress. I am 5'1" and am trying to figure out if I have to shorten the top. What do you think? Should I shorten the top by couple of inches? Thank you.



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