Sunday, August 14, 2011

On the Vogue 1250 Bandwagon

What can I say about this dress that hasn't already been said on PatternReview. It's freaking great and if you haven't made it yet all I can say is, "what are you waiting for". Of course black doesn't photograph well but if you look at the numerous Pattern reviews you can see the details.


I made it to wear with my McCalls wrap that I made last year, I love this wrap and don't get to wear it often, I definitely think it's a winner with this dress. My only complaint, which isn't the pattern's fault is it's a little short for my taste but that was due to fabric constraints, nonetheless I will rock this with some black stockings and nice sparkly black heels. I won't be wearing it for awhile but I promise to take lots of pictures when I do.

I lined the dress with nude knit tricot and it gives the dress just the right amount of stability, I will still wear my spanx because this dress fits like a glove.


I also finished the layout tank for my DD. I started this in June while we were on vacation, I've also been working on the broken rib tank for myself so this really didn't take that long to complete.

I used self-striping cotton Sinfonia yarn, I really like how the pattern developed. I added a 1 1/2 inch ribbing to the botton and made the neckline a little wider but other than that no major changes.

I have a couple of other things cut out and waiting so stay tuned to see what develops.

7 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

Love your new dress especially with the wrap. Looks real festive and dressy.

Carol said...

I really like this dress and I may just be the only person who doesn't own this pattern. I agree with Faye, it looks great with the wrap. I also love your daughter's top. The colours are lovely.

ScheyF. said...

Hey Tanya. Nice dress. I screamed. LOL

Sheila said...

That dress looks great with the wrap. Looking forward to the pics. You are a knitting queen, the tank is so pretty.. love the self stripping.

Jane M said...

I guess I'm in the smallest minority ever in the sewing world since I haven't bought this pattern...yet:-) Love seeing another one and resolve that I too wil join the crowd. And I loke it with your jacket, as well.

Cennetta said...

This is one great dress. Everyone who sews can make it and wear it. The vest for your DD is supper cute. I wish I had one. Tee Hee.

DoubleStitch said...

Love this dress! I'm new to sewing, and wondering how to line it? Any tips would be super appreciated!