Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Ta-da! I had a go on another vogue dress. To be completely honest with you, I feel like dressing very casual recently... So, I don't know how much wear I'd get from the dress (guilty!), even though I think the dress itself turned quite pretty. However, I have a certain occasion to dress neatly and properly (than usual) in December. I may attend the meeting in this dress, so that it can bring the justice... I'll see.

I had few small problems or alterations when sewing this dress, but I copy&paste my review for the pattern as it can be possibly helpful to some of you.

Next time I'll post about the shrug that is in the first photo.
Talk to you soon!

Much love,

Pattern Description:
Pullover, mid-knee length dress has loose-fitting, front pleated and gathered bodice, bands (twisted front), raised waist, A-line, front pleated and back gathered skirt, side pockets, stitched hems and long sleeves.
Pattern Sizing:
8-22, I made a size 8.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, I think pretty much so.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I think so, but I personally don't like "double stitching" on jersey fabric. I used a particular thread for jersey sewing and stitched once. So far I have no problem with its durability of seams on my dress.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the style of the dress. It requires 2 way stretch fabric, and that means the result achieve both nice fit and comfort. I appreciate the long sleeve, although I have shortened them quite a bit for a better proportion. I think the pleats under bust are absolutely pretty too. I am not so fond of using the elastic bands into waist bands, and I have to say it was absolutely no need to insert elastic bands in the waist line for a reasonable fitting, in my case.
Fabric Used:
2 way stretch polyester jersey, thin and a bit sheer.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I omitted all elastic bands that the pattern instructed to insert in the waist bands. I omitted the pockets too. I raised the neck line about 1". I noticed that I needed a small swayback adjustment on this pattern after all. I'd try to make the back length 1/2" to 1" shorter next time, if any.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I may sew this again. If so, I'd love to sew it with a gorgeous fabric for some special occasion. This can make a quite dressy dress. I'm more than happy to recommend it to you as well!
I'm pretty happy with the result. It is very comfortable to wear and very easy to sew. Great dress.


  1. So pretty! I love the fabric you chose - it's a neat print that's light enough to see all the interesting details. Also, I'm glad to know you can skip the elastic in the waistband, as I never like that in a knit dress either.

  2. It' really pretty, I love the soft colours :)

  3. This turned out very pretty, the colors are very flattering on you, and the style is so pretty and feminine. :-)

  4. As always, what a lovely dress.

  5. You always make the most beautiful garments!! I love the print and the softness of the dress!

  6. I think you should wear this dress as often as possible! It's so lovely and looks gorgeous on you.

  7. Wow this dress is beautiful. I would wear it alot !

  8. on you!!! Love the fabric, love the combination of fabrics, love the draping. So cute!

  9. Very pretty. Love the colors on you!

  10. This dress is just beautiful! I like it with the sleeve length you've chosen too, a very good decision.

  11. I just picked up this pattern. Your version is very inspiring! I love the dreamy color scheme. I hope you will get wear out of it--a big part of why I like knit dresses is that they can look dressy but are so comfortable to wear.

  12. I just made this dress last week but I have to admit that I find your version way more stunning! Love, it, love it love it! It's cool you used a fabric with some sheerness and lightness of color so all of the design elements of the dress would be visible.


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