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All aboard...Vogue 1250

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Yep, I've jumped on the bandwagon.

In an effort to get my mojo flowing again I sewed up Vogue 1250.  I've had this cut out and sitting on the floor of my sewing room for a couple of weeks, but I was really worried.  Everybody has raved about this dress and I thought that I'd be the one person that the dress looks rubbish on.  My fears were completely unfounded - it's as great as everyone says it is.

Kidding around with hubby

It's a very easy make, but still worth casting your eye over the instructions.  I didn't think I needed to, but was kicking myself when I had to unpick little tiny black stitches on stretchy black fabric.  My only alteration was to lengthen the bodice by 1.5 inches above the waistline, but that's pretty standard for me.

Sensible, but blurry

I've made this out of a lightweight polyester jersey, which drapes beautifully (love the neckline - it's perfect), but shows every lump and bump.  I'll need a slip and the right underwear before I head out in public in this one.

 New mirror giving a glimpse of my sewing room

I think it worked.  I'm heading back into my sewing room tonight with the Australian Open to keep me company. 

9 comments:

Doobee said...

Love it!!! Very cute dress, and even cuter daughter...

Bernice said...

You're looking very stylish. That's the bummer about some knits - they show up every lump and bump! You look stunning in this. The neckline is gorgeous. I wonder if you could cut it off to make a top.

Marie said...

Love it - once you find the right unders, you are all set.

katherine h said...

This looks like the perfect go-to dress for all occasions...just a change of accessories and it could go from day wear to glamour evening!

PurpleMum said...

Phhhwooarrr!!! Looking good! What a fabulous dress, you look wonderful! And who is that gorgeous chicky babe in the mirror with you?????That would be one of our favourite nieces I think!! Great pattern, take that one straight to the pool room....

Sue said...

Snap - I just made the same dress and posted about it the same day as you. I do want a plain colour one like yours - it looks fab!

fabric epiphanies said...

I sooo want this pattern...it has been on my wish list for some time. Yours looks fantastic. The lumps and bumps issue has been worrying me as well.

Carolyn said...

Your dress looks absolutely wonderful!

Gabrielle said...

Wow - this looks soooo great on you! Um I don't think there are any noticeable lumps or bumps actually...