Sunday, May 8, 2011

I jumped on the bandwagon

Today I just felt like leaving the ufo’s and doing something else for a quick result. And it worked. In 2-3 hours I made Vogue 1250. Inspired by Carolyn I bought this pattern. It has several reviews on Pattern review already, and I added mine here.

I made it basically as it is, lengthening the upper part and the skirt by 3 centimeters. And I made the back facing a bit shorter, to make sure that the neckline wouldn’t gape, which knit necklines often do is my experience. I pulled on the facing while pinning it and in the end cut off about 2.5 centimeters off.

I tapered down to a larger size at the hip area, but it could still use a bit extra fabric, but with other underwear this will do. My daughter was remarking about my serious looks on pictures, and she made a few while teasing me, but though they had me smiling, they didn’t show the dress well, I’ll stick to the unsmiling pictures.

Next time (and I think there will be another version this summer) I’ll change the pattern to have side seams and no center back seam in the skirt, makes it a bit easier to adapt sizing as well.

26 comments:

JoanneM said...

Love the color. Looks really comfortable and stylish. I often omit the back seams, I wonder why they are there other than to give the sewist a headache.
:)

Karin said...

The draping around the neck in yours actually looks better than in the picture- it's more generous and looks more lux. It's nice to have an easy project once in a while!

Lilian said...

Wow, great result, great dress! This looks like a very versatile dress to me. You can wear this to numerous occasions.
And I know what you mean about the laughing in a picture. Most of my photo's are dismissed because I look like I've just seen a ghost.

Diana 'poetsie' said...

Jouw jurk valt veel mooier.

kbenco said...

The front neckline and bodice drape look lovely on you in this dress. I am very taken with your tip about stretching the back neckline facing, your back neckline is sitting perfectly.
You have made this pattern very tempting for me!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Isn't this just the best pattern! I've totally adapted mine and have already made another one. Love the color you choose for this version and you I'm sure that after you make the alterations to the pattern that you will like your next version even better!

Faye Lewis said...

Such a dramatic drape in that dress. I think it's beautiful.

Lori said...

Lovely dress, the draping is gorgeous.

Mom said...

The dress and the color are very beautiful.
You could use a lining or a "full slip" (I'm not sure if the noum is correct, but a kind of nightgown/camisole...). You can make yourself one in the same knit.

MAD14kt said...

The draping is AWESOME :)

a little sewing said...

That fabric drapes so beautifully in this lovely dress.

Alexandra said...

Beautiful dress! And that graceful neckline - I'm going to have to make one, too.

Handmade said...

Lovely dress - the draping is very special!

lin3arossa said...

Your version is the drapiest and most lovely so far.

Gail said...

I'm all for the cowl neck and want to jump on the bandwagon too. But I counted four similar patterns in my collection, so will make one from what I already have.

Audrey said...

I have this pattern but haven't made it yet because of some indecision over the weight of the knit fabric to use. Your dress is lovely. It appears to have much more draping in the front than the pattern picture, which I assume is because the fabric you used was light weight. Nice look!

Valerie said...

Good for you! This is seriously impressive. I am still working on things way less ambitious.

Summerset said...

Great dress - a nice break from the more involved projects!

Antoinette said...

Dramatic drape! Looks super. I have the same challenge, that the pics where I am smiling nicely don't show the clothes as well. *sigh* LOL

Anne e le manine d'oro said...

Sigrid, I prefer your version to the one on the envelop. It has more drape in the front and it is gorgeous.

AllisonC said...

I love your version of this, like other commenters I really like the drapiness your fabric adds to the pattern.

Nancy K said...

It's a great color. I have this one ready to cut out. Maybe I should make the dart into a side seam to have a real seam to adjust. Oh, and it looks great on you as well as everyone else who have made this. There are some patterns that really seem to flatter a great range of bodies and this one seems to be one of those. Certainly nice to get a fab dress in such a short amount of time.

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Lisa said...

What a great result , I love a quick project with impact . I love the drapy effect you really suit this design .

j.kaori said...

Beautiful dress! The front draping is beautiful!

Texan said...

I don't own a dress LOL but I am gong to pick this pattern up when I catch it on sale. I have seen it made by several online now and it seems to look great on everyone! I like the style of it. It would be a good go to dress if I needed one. Maybe make it up in black and I would be covered then. I think I will shorten the length a bit for myself but other than that I like it. Which is saying something because I pretty much dislike dresses LOL