Skip to main content

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.

Comments

  1. 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.
    :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. 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!

    ReplyDelete
  3. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  4. 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!

    ReplyDelete
  5. 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!

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

    ReplyDelete
  7. Lovely dress, the draping is gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  8. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  9. That fabric drapes so beautifully in this lovely dress.

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

    ReplyDelete
  11. Lovely dress - the draping is very special!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your version is the drapiest and most lovely so far.

    ReplyDelete
  13. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  14. 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!

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  17. 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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  20. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  21. It`s a very pretty dress in goed color. Compliments!
    P.S. I try to contact with You via e-mail having "a private question", but can`t find Your e-mail address.
    Please, would You like to contact me?

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

    ReplyDelete
  23. Beautiful dress! The front draping is beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  24. 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

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

It's always nice to have feedback on what I'm posting about. All comments, also positive criticism, are always highly appreciated.
Leuk als je een berichtje schrijft, altijd leuk om te lezen, ook opbouwende kritiek!

Popular posts from this blog

How to sew a sleeveless top with facings

How lovely to read the nice comments on my jacket. Grumpy without coffee commented that the original artist for the cartoon (which apparently was for books) was Sarah Andersen. Thank you for mentioning it. Beckster asked about the way I closed the center back seam of the lining. I did it by machine. She also said “Although I have not tried it, I have been told that the lining can be made by using the pattern minus the seam allowance and facings.” Well, certainly not without seam allowances, it should be without hem and without the facings. Important is that you have about 5 cm hem in the jacket for this to work. And I would always make a center back pleat. It gives you space to move without the lining pulling on the fabric. Next time I make a jacket I will try to make photos of the process of bagging the lining (Patsijean said she would have liked to see them and probably more would be interested). Might take a while though, see the end of this post.-----------------------------I mad…

Hilarious description

This week I bought the January Burda issue and browsing through it this top, and especially its description had my attention. Written by someone who has no understanding of modern, functional fabrics and never goes to the gym. Don’t know whether it’s the same in the English issue of the magazine, but in Dutch it says “Sport shirts often have the disadvantage to be close fitted.  This restricts your movement. Our suggestion: make this shirt with a full draped back.“I didn’t care to check their description of sports shirts they published before, but thought this one was hilarious.Off to trace a pattern from this magazine (not this one).

Lining a vest

In this post I'll describe how to line a vest. This description is based on the technique that is described in a Burda sewing book I have (in Dutch).

For your information: here you can find this description in a PDF-file.

First the result of the vest, I had no buttons to go with it, will add these later.


The back of the lining is cut 3-4 centimeters from the fold of the fabric. This gives moving space and prevents your outer fabric from pulling.


Sew the center back seam partially: 5 centimeters on the top, and a few centimetres in the waist and on the bottom.



Sew outside of vest as normal, but do not sew the side seams.


Sew lining, without sewing side seams.

Pin and seam vest and lining at front, armholes and back hem. Stitch to the exact seamline of the sideseam, not over it (see next picture)



Make sure you mark the side seam, to be sure that you do not stitch too far.


Clip all round seams, grade seams if your fabric is thick.


Turn the vest by putting your hand through the side s…