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:
MISSES' DRESS: Close-fitting dress.
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.
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.