Saturday, September 10, 2011

I blame you, Ladies. Vogue 1250

I saw so many pretty and sexy versions of this dress over at PatternReview.com that I had to make my own. Wow. It’s a great dress. Comfortable, quick to sew, sexy, and classy. How could it get any better? I made my version out of ITY from Fabric.com. It’s the partner fabric to this swimsuit cover up I made a few months ago. Same pattern; different colorway. What can I say about this dress that hasn’t already been said? It’s fantastic. The only modifications I made were to take it in about an inch on both sides from the arm to the hips and to make the hem about 4 inches shorter than it was. I’ve got a little pooling above my butt, but I think that is easily adjusted next time by taking a slightly larger SA for that back seam that attaches the bodice back to the CB of the dress. And yes, I said “next time.” I plan to make this in solid black too. It’s the perfect pattern for the little black dress.
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Is this not the best ITY ever?
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What more can I say?

23 comments:

Sue said...

Gorgeous dress - I am also sucked into making this dress. I am just waiting for my pattern to turn up in the mail box.

becki-c said...

You totally rock that dress!

Sewfast said...

Love your fabric choice! Very pretty!

MushyWear said...

Oh yes, that is the best print. I have the exact same one I've been pondering what to do with. I really like it made up into Vogue 1250. You look great in this dress.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Your dress is beautiful...the fit and the fabric. TFS

Pammie said...

You're right - it's absolutely perfect - this makes me want to go ahead and make this stat!

Victoria said...

That is a GREAT print and you paired it with the right pattern!

shams said...

O la la! I've seen lots of versions of this dress, but yours has to be one of my faves. Dynamite! (And I am resisting this pattern. I don't think I would like the drape on my bust.)

MySummerTouch said...

Let's make it clear.This dress looks great due to ...your gorgeous body! You can put anyting on it, and you will look better tan anyone!:)

Joyce in NC said...

Very pretty! The ITY knit design is great for this dress.

Susan said...

I pulled my version of this dress out today and thought that it is time to pull out the pattern again. Your version is amazing.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

You look awesome in this dress! Glad to see you back to sewing fulltime!

Rachelle said...

Love it! Can't wait to see the black version :-)

Mon Café Couture said...

you really look gorgeous in it. the print is eyecatching and the asymetrical lines are so flattering. you're right to make it in black also.

Texan said...

I have this pattern and its nice to see it made up shorter. I plan to do mine shorter as well. It looks fantastic on you!

Paulette said...

The other plus to this....you look like you have BOOBS!

;)

senaSews said...

Seems i'm the only one who has not made this pattern yet :-) Love your version. The fabric works so well with this pattern and the dress suits you so well.

Gisa said...

Belo vestido! A estampa é linda também!

Jane said...

I love this dress on you. The fabric is awesome

Mocha Scrapper said...

This is FABULOUS on you! I love, love, love the fabric. The fit is amazing...and I agree--the little black dress is a must! I have the pattern as well and at least two striking prints for it. Again, fantastic job!!!

Emilie@Jalie said...

Love, love, love the print! It is indeed a perfect match with this dress pattern.

Julia said...

The dress looks amazing! You did a great job. Just love it!

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Cennetta said...

Gorgeous is right. Dawn, I have seen so many versions of this dress and all are beautiful. But ours has the extra oomph. Great dress and you wear it very well.