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Vogue 1208: Highly Recommended by jenleeC!By DianeSev on 9/15/11 12:57 PM


As part of our new blog, we'll feature a highly recommended pattern from the past week.

Today we're featuring Vogue 1208 (Tom & Linda Platt bias dress), as reviewed by jenleeC.

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Pictured: Vogue 1208

After much hesitation along the lines of "To muslin or not to muslin" (see her review for details), jenleeC put aside a beautiful piece of emerald green silk and used a satin polyester (95% polyester, 5% spandex) with the same draping qualities to create her version of Vogue 1208, a simple bias-cut dress.

There are only 4 pattern pieces to this pattern (two of which are a bow and a knot), so there was very little sewing to this dress. She found the instructions clear and easy to follow, but she made some changes to the construction.

The bias seams were not as tricky as she feared. And she had some help with the ironing. (Why is it that kitties always want to lie down on the piece of fabric you're working on?)

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Pictured: jenleeC's Vogue 1208

She loves the simple styling of the dress. She says it's a great dress for petites or tall slim women.

Highly recommended! Thanks, jenleeC!

5 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
Rosern said... (9/22/11 3:34 PM) Reply
One of the fabric choices for this pattern is lightweight jersey. Does anyone have a suggestion as to rayon jersey or silk jersey would be better? I travel a lot for work and need things that pack and travel well.
marec said... (9/19/11 10:50 AM) Reply
This is an interesting style, and so beautiful on you.
ArtAttack said... (9/18/11 10:16 PM) Reply
This is gorgeous on you!. A girlfriend I was shopping with yesterday bought this pattern and I hadn't really noticed it before. You look spectacular in it! Great fabric choice for bias cut...
Christas said... (9/17/11 1:55 AM) Reply
This dress looks so wonderful on you! I adore your fabric choice. The fit is perfect, too. Nice work!
JodieT said... (9/15/11 6:21 PM) Reply
She looks beautiful in this dress. How interesting to chose a print like this. Great job.

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