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Vogue 1250 dress

Wednesday, May 16

Continuing with the theme of easy makes this week, is vogue 1250, a DKNY pattern.


I LOVE this dress.







It is a cowl neck pattern, but I decided, because I am crazy like that, to wear it off my shoulders. I have been looking for an off the shoulder pattern, but I have not been able to find one....yet...so in the meantime, I shall wear this dress like this.



A dodgy picture......

Don't know what was going in with my face here


I don't know why I kept looking to my left.



 When pairing it with the jacket, I decided to wear it with the cowl out as it was designed to be.



And for the stats

Pattern Used: Vogue 1250 

Pattern Sizing: I made a size 14 for the top, then tapered out to 16 from the waist down.

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? Pretty much. 

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The instructions for the binding at the back of the neck were a bit fiddly I think

Fabric Used: Cotton jersey from Walthamstow market. £2/metre

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added about 2 inches to the cowl to deepen it.

Would you sew it again? Definitely. In black for a LBD, and then some jewel tone colour. 

Would you recommend it to others? For shizzle. If you don't have this pattern, buy it NOW.

34 comments:

  1. Qui veut try ton how far? I like!

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  2. OMG, I want this dress and I need this pattern! It looks fab off the shoulders, I think if I get round to making it I will totally steal your idea to wear it like that. Oh, and how teeny tiny does your waist look!?! Good work ;o)

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    1. hahahaha. regarding the waist, optical illusion my dear, optical illusioin.

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  3. What a lovely dress, and you look great!

    Also v jealous of your cheap jersey in such a fab pattern - wish I lived near that market!

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    1. Thanks Kestrel. Will try to procure you some next time I am there.

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  4. Gorgeous!!! You look fabulous!

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  5. Lovely dress, you have such an eye for fabric

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    1. Thanks Jane. Its abit to do with the price I must admit. I get influenced by the price lol

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  6. It's beautiful, I love the print. You look gorgeous!! :)

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  7. Ooooh I love it. You are looking gorgeous :)

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  8. That dress worn like that is b-a-d!!! I started a wearable muslin of 1250 way bock in February-and there it still sits. I need to go ahead and get it finished.

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    1. You should get it out. I bet you will love it.

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  9. This dress is stunning on you ! I love it ! And the fabric is really cute ! You did a great job ! I have made this pattern but the dress is too small on me, maybe I'll try again !

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    1. Merci Lasandrou. Did you make it all in one size? I used both 14 and 16.

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  10. wow! beautiful fabric, lovely pattern and you look great.

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  11. Wow, another fabulous dress!! I love that you wear it styled on and off the shoulder.

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  12. And to think you JUST HAD A BABY! Just stop showing off looking so darn good. ;)

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    1. hihihiiihihi. Its the camera Mela.

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  13. Woah Mamma!! WOW, this dress looks absolutely FANTASTIC on you Dibbs! Simply stunning. I am going to have to get this pattern tout-suite!!!!

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    1. lol. Buy it, you won't regret it.

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  14. You look beautiful in it.

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  15. Looks lovely! Such a cool print, too!

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  16. GORGEOUS! I love this dress!

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  17. Fantastic! Your make looks better than the pattern envelope!

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  18. You are ROCKING this dress 100%! I love that you move the cowl up and down for a completely unique look each time.

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  19. You look fantastic!!!! Love the dress.. How is Mr. Noah doing? sending prayers to each of you.

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  20. Wow, you look great! Seriously... Great! The dress perfectly accentuates your hourglass figure, and the bold print goes so well with your complexion. Amazing!

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