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Best Patterns of 2011
Posted on:8/4/14 2:07 PM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 1224 by Deepika

Vogue Patterns: 1224 by Deepika  Vogue Patterns: 1224 by Deepika  
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 8 people   
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Fabric:Rayon Jersey  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Partially lined, pullover dress has short dolman sleeves, elasticized waistline and neckline with tie ends, stitched hems and above mid-knee length. Purchased stoppers for tie ends.

I've made this pattern before but because its a weird length, I don't get much use out of it. With this new altered length, I wear this all the time.

Were the instructions easy to follow? This is my second time making this pattern, so I didn't even look at the instructions.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love how quick and easy this pattern is, resulting in a striking dress. There is a reason this pattern was a Best of 2011

Fabric Used: Gorgeous black and white rayon jersey from Sawyer Brook Fabrics. This fabric is super soft and has a lovely drape. I lined it with silk weight power dry.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added 1" to the bodice and 3" to the skirt. With this added length, I am able to wear this as a dress instead of a tunic. This is what most reviewers ended up doing. In retrospect, I shouldn't have added length to the back (for my swayback).

Instead of sewing a separate casing which is totally unnecessary, I sandwiched the elastic between the skirt and the lining.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I am not sure if I will sew it again but now that I've added additional length, I may make a fall/winter version in a solid knit.

Conclusion: A stylish, easy to sew dress which is also comfortable, whats not to love?

Sadly this pattern is now discontinued but vogue patterns may still have some.

Faux Leather Obi Belt - The Limited
Shoes - Clarks
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TJSEWS said... (8/13/14 10:49 PM) Reply
This dress is fantastic - wow - I absolutely LOVE it!
petro said... (8/7/14 4:23 PM) Reply
Wow! great dress.
JOshiro said... (8/6/14 1:17 PM) Reply
This is super cute! Great job!
nitsel said... (8/6/14 0:08 AM) Reply
Love this! The fabric is perfect for this pattern and it looks great on you!
Carobo said... (8/5/14 3:46 PM) Reply
Gorgeous ! Love your fabric choice !
caper81 said... (8/5/14 1:16 PM) Reply
What a fab print! This is definitely my favourite version of this dress yet! The obi belt is a great touch:)
Elke said... (8/5/14 12:50 PM) Reply
Looks fabulous on you. Great fabric choice!
SewWil said... (8/5/14 12:11 PM) Reply
Great looking dress! Love your fabric choice.
slmstyle said... (8/5/14 12:02 PM) Reply
What a great dress! I'm glad your pattern changes make it more comfortable to wear as a dress. Really nice!
SewABQ said... (8/5/14 11:01 AM) Reply
I love it!
canei said... (8/5/14 8:54 AM) Reply
SO NICE!
VivianZ said... (8/5/14 6:59 AM) Reply
Wow, your dress is so much cuter than mine when I made it. I love the belt with it.
Danvillegirl said... (8/5/14 5:30 AM) Reply
I love that fabric! Adding length does make this look different and more wearable!
FreyaStark said... (8/5/14 3:57 AM) Reply
Very chic.
Kabunta said... (8/5/14 3:47 AM) Reply
Lovely dress.
arianamaniacs said... (8/5/14 3:12 AM) Reply
Ooh la la! Tres chic :)
cmcarr said... (8/5/14 2:05 AM) Reply
Cute.
BlossomKyle said... (8/4/14 9:41 PM) Reply
That is a really great dress, super cute!! And I love your long hair. I tried growing my out but it was getting tangled too often.
carolynw said... (8/4/14 6:50 PM) Reply
You look absolutely fabulous! Lovely fabric and really nice belt.
jjhallum said... (8/4/14 6:45 PM) Reply
Super cute dress! I really like your fabric choice - beautiful.
missyyz said... (8/4/14 6:37 PM) Reply
It's lovely ! Great print / great dress !
missyyz said... (8/4/14 6:35 PM) Reply
It's lovely ! Great print / great dress !
supizoo said... (8/4/14 6:07 PM) Reply
Gorgeous dress on you. The fabric is perfect!
fauxgetaboutit said... (8/4/14 5:40 PM) Reply
Great dress and fabric choice. What is silk weight power dry? It sounds like a performance fabric
Twinset said... (8/4/14 5:19 PM) Reply
Great looking!
diart said... (8/4/14 3:47 PM) Reply
Looks great!
annie11 said... (8/4/14 3:20 PM) Reply
Beautiful! I love your fabric choice. I have this in my stash, but haven't yet made it. After seeing yours, I definitely need to try it with the added length.
chenille said... (8/4/14 3:16 PM) Reply
Looks so good on you!
Erin Sooit said... (8/4/14 3:05 PM) Reply
Looks great! As do you! ;) Love the obi belt too, it's a nice finish.
sewtime said... (8/4/14 2:34 PM) Reply
Beautiful!!
 
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