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Vogue Patterns: 1258 (Misses' Dress- Vena Cava) thumbsup - Type:Dresses    printable version
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Reviewed by:Sew Good
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Posted on:11/5/13 0:04 AM
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Fabric:Rayon-Lycra Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Sizing: AAX (4-10) I made the size 8

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Looks exactly as in the picture

Were the instructions easy to follow? Reasonably easy to follow. The pieces are a bit odd shaped so it took a bit of reading for me to feel confident I was sewing the correct sides together. I added clear elastic in the back seams (shoulders, waist and lower back) and serged the seams. This helped the fabric from puckering and will help it keep shape of the dress. I love clear elastic for knits.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The design and fabric were what drew me to the dress.

Fabric Used:I used a remnant from a recent Britex sale. We think it is a rayon but never tested. It has a very slight sheen to it. Machine washable. Reasonably thin and feels good on the skin.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I removed the "sleeves" I too found the to be silly. Used the recommendations of others and added two inches of width to the back. It really hugs the hips. I was shocked at my rear view. We have no full length mirrors in my house so I haven't seen my back side in over 12 years! Wow. That's a butt!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would recommend the pattern. At first I thought I would not make it again as I had a horrible time hemming it. Changed my needles 4 times but still got skipped stitches. I love sewing on knits but for some reason this particular fabric wasn't agreeing with me! I even swore once when my thread broke for the 8th time! Finally, I fused the hem down. I wanted to wear the dress tomorrow and couldn't bear to try again. I can always sew it another day.

Conclusion: Great pattern. I made a size 8 and since the only alteration was to widen the back pieces, I think it was well designed. I think I may make it again in the Spring or Summer with a cotton knit. Perhaps in white. Other than the hem issue, I greatly enjoyed sewing and made the dress in less than a day.

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Marie-Claude said...
It looks really beautiful! (and you do too ;)) I agree the little cap sleeves are not needed. Good job!
11/5/13 0:25 AM
evelynhughes said...
Oh wow, your waist is tiny in that behind shot. Beautiful! You'll get some stares I'd imagine. You did a great job on his dress. I made it a few times and getting the right weight fabric is so important. Anything too heavy will make it drop too much. I'll try your top using the clear elastic on my next version. Thanks for reviewing!
11/5/13 5:15 AM
Mandski said...
Looks fantastic and that is an excellent style and colour on you. I'm in the same boat with no full length mirror at home and can't work out if it is a blessing or a curse at times :)
11/5/13 5:42 AM
Mandski said...
Looks fantastic and that is an excellent style and colour on you. I'm in the same boat with no full length mirror at home and can't work out if it is a blessing or a curse at times :)
11/5/13 5:42 AM
caper81 said...
What a fab dress on you! I never gave much consideration to this pattern, but I really like it after seeing your version:)
11/5/13 6:42 AM
MrsCharisma said...
Va va voom!! Gorgeous!!
11/5/13 6:49 AM
grays08 said...
Very cute and love that color!
11/5/13 9:15 AM
TJSEWS said...
You look beautiful!
11/5/13 10:55 AM
madbadger said...
Beautiful!
11/5/13 6:55 PM
1SewSweet said...
I really love your work on this dress! I have this pattern and never made it yet. I may give it a try using your changes!
11/6/13 5:23 AM
Sheseams said...
They should have used your picture for the envelope cover :-) (I was always turned off by the one they use)
11/7/13 3:31 PM
Sew Good said...
Thank you all. And yes, the fabric selection is really important to achieve the desired finished product. It can make or break the whole project. Selecting the right pattern for the fabric I chose takes longer than sewing it together. Thanks to those who made this dress before me :) I knew this would be the perfect fabric! I love Pattern Review!!!
11/12/13 0:54 AM
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