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Friday, July 10, 2009

Vogue 1100

Here is my version of the dress pattern in Vogue 1100.

Can I tell you how much I love it!?!  I'm all set for church tomorrow night.
Here's the review I did on Pattern Review.  

Pattern Sizing: 6-20. I made a 12.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes!

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. The trickiest thing was sewing with the silk charmeuse for the first time. It is SLIPPERY!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Love the style and the pleats at the neck. 

Fabric Used: Beautiful silk charmeuse print from Gorgeous Fabrics. I was able to make this out of one (generous, thanks to Ann) yard. The lining is your average run-of-the-mill slippery poly lining. I wish I had some silk habotai, but I was on a deadline...

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Absolutely none for once! I made it straight from the envelope and needed no fit alterations. I will say you may need to do a SBA if you have a B cup or smaller. (I'm breastfeeding right now, so my bust has grown. I will probably need to take it in when the girls go back to Bs.) The only thing I did slightly differently was the zipper. I didn't have an invisible one and needed to finish the dress, so I sewed a regular zipper into the lining and hand-stitched the silk on top, covering the opening. I figured I'd redo it with an invisible one when I got one, but I think it looks great, so I'm going to leave it.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I may sew it again in a wool for fall and leave out the hole at the neck. I think it's such a cute and flattering style and very on-trend with the pleating at the neck. I also may make the jacket at some point. If you like high-waisted skirts, there's also a cute one in this pattern. I definitely recommend the dress pattern. It's worth buying the whole pattern just for the dress.

Conclusion: I LOOOOOOVE this dress! The fit, the style, the fabric I used. I just love it. 

7 comments:

Adrienne said...

It's gorgeous! YOu look fantastic!

Amanda S. said...

Okay, I love this fabric SO MUCH I am biting the bullet and placing an order from GF. She's kinda expensive for me and I've only ordered one other time from her. But I've got to have it! Thanks for the heads up about this being big in the bust. My size B's will definitely not be filling it out, and I LOVE this pattern.

Kathryn said...

Wow! That's a beautiful dress Jen. I love it on you and boy aren't the girls rockin again this time! I'm so jealous - how did I not get those genes (or the tall genes, or the creative genes...)?

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is stunning on you! Love the choice of fabric!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That looks great! You keep inspiring me, I really do need to sew something for myself one of these days. So many grandsons, so little time ;-)

Libby said...

Your new dress looks stunning on you! I don't sew but I do all my own alterations. You are starting to inspire me and I'm almost ready to take the plunge and sew an outfit.

Libby

Cennetta said...

Great looking dress. Your fabric choice is perfect.