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Vogue Patterns: 1224 (Tracy Reese misses' dress) thumbsup - Type:Dresses    printable version
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Reviewed by:jenleeC
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Posted on:11/13/13 1:58 AM
Last Updated:11/13/13 2:06 AM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 1224 by jenleeC

Vogue Patterns: 1224 by jenleeC  Vogue Patterns: 1224 by jenleeC    
Pattern Photo:Vogue Patterns 1224
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Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
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Fabric:Polyester Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
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I wrote this review almost 2 years ago but was never happy with the quality of the photos and intended taking some new ones. Never happened, so apologies for the slightly overexposed images.

Pattern Description:
Pullover dress with short dolman sleeves, lined skirt, elasticized waist and neckline, stitched hems and above mid-knee length. Neckline has elastic with self-fabric tie ends.

Pattern Sizing:
Multi-sized (8-14) and (16-24). I cut a 10 top and 12 skirt which is pretty close to my actual measurements but larger than I would normally cut for a Vogue. The top is loose fitting and size forgiving so it is only the skirt that you need to be careful with.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, but I made the skirt longer and less fitted.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, very easy. Anyone with an overlocker/serger will probably choose to ignore the 'double stitched' seam instructions and do their own thing, but it is good to know that an overlocker is not necessary for this pattern.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The lined skirt is great as it give a nice smooth line with no VPL. Using elastic attached to self fabric ties worked really well for the neckline. ...And I loved how quick and easy this dress came together. This is a 'make in the morning and wear in the afternoon' dress!

Fabric Used:
A very bright poly/spandex knit. I deliberately chose a very bright knit. There are quite a few reviews and my favourites were always the bright loud ones!

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
- Well this little baby is short and tight; fine for some but not for me! I knew from other PR reviewers to lengthen the bodice and skirt and to cut the skirt a little more generously. I added 4cm (~1.5") to the bodice and 6cm (~2.5") to the skirt length. It turned out I didn't need quite that much length for the skirt (I am short) so I just did a double 2.5cm (1") hem rather than the recommended single 1.5cm (5/8") hem.
- Like most reviewers, I used the waist seam for the casing instead of adding a separate casing strip.
- The elastic guides for the neckline and waist were too long for me. The neckline elastic seemed to be common issue for many reviewers and probably stems from the fact that most people will want to wear the neckline a little higher than the model. I used 65cm instead of the recommended 82cm in order to have the self fabric ties neatly enclosed in the casing.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I would recommend this pattern to others as a quick and easy project. I am not sure if I will sew another as my preference is for natural fibres and I am uncertain about the poly/spandex for our hot Aussie summers.

I was worried this style would be too young on me and my daughter would score a new dress, but it turned out just fine with the longer length and less fitted skirt.
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QuiltSewSewSue said...
Pretty fabric and a lovely summer dress!
11/13/13 2:13 AM
velosewer said...
Cute and sassy Jen.
11/13/13 2:41 AM
Schnauzer said...
Very pretty dress, Jenlee!
11/13/13 4:00 AM
Sharonspils said...
Great dress and looks perfect for summer.
11/13/13 6:08 AM
msschiel said...
This is very nice! I love the pattern and the fabric.
11/13/13 7:52 AM
MrsCharisma said...
NOW I'm getting jealous that it's summer there :) This dress looks really good on you! Nice work!!
11/13/13 8:50 AM
caper81 said...
Love this!:)
11/13/13 9:35 AM
SewWil said...
Very pretty dress! Love the fabric.
11/13/13 9:51 AM
carolynw said...
Cute and well fitted - beautiful fabric. We are into a-our late Fall early Winter in Canada so your background looks enviously lush - le grande sigh!
11/13/13 11:36 AM
ArtAttack said...
It's adorable on you! I made several of these, it's a great pattern. I love your fabric!
11/13/13 11:42 AM
madbadger said...
One of my favs! Love your version!
11/13/13 8:19 PM
Dilliander said...
Looks great Jen and will be cool for Summer
11/13/13 8:49 PM
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