Saturday, April 20, 2013

Vogue 1250

I actually made a dress today!  I haven't been sewing in so long.  Well, I did make a long skirt a couple of weeks ago (actually out of the same fabric as this dress) but I don't have any pictures of that.


This dress was really fun to make.  Why?  Well, first of all, it was FAST - and I really wanted some instant gratification here :-)  Also,  I am in desperate need of dresses.  One of the reasons I've always liked Burda patterns is because there is usually some surprising or unusual element.  Well, that's what I really liked about this dress.  The front of the dress wraps around and forms the back of the skirt.  The upper bodice of the back is a separate piece.  So basically, there are only 2 pieces other than a small rectangle that is used to finish the back neck.  The side seams only go from the armscye to the hip and then there is a CB seam for the skirt.  I also liked the way the neckline was done and it fits pretty well.  I probably should have done an FBA, but I didn't.  I used a nice double knit that I sure wish I could remember where I bought, because I love the drape of it.  It's mostly rayon and has some lycra in it.

Its great to start a dress in the afternoon and have it finished before you go to bed!  (However, not a good idea to take pictures after eating dinner when your stomach is sticking out!!


I think I might just take this dress with me to PR weekend.  It's been pretty warm here, but I know the weather in SF has been in the 60's lately, so it will be hard to remember to bring warmer clothes.  I'm really looking forward to going, although I feel like I'm really not going to know anyone.  I have hardly been on PR at all this year because I have just been so busy with school.  It was so nice to get some sewing in today, now I really want to make some more clothes!!

7 comments:

Mrs K said...

Very nice - you wear it well.

crystalpleats said...

It looks great on you. Glad you are back to sewing.

KayoticSewing said...

Such lovely dress, Nancy! You look gorgeous as always!

Mary said...

Great looking dress!! I'm glad someone else has not been on PR. I have tried to stay current but I'm also very busy. Not with school as you are, just life.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I really like the color and fit of this dress on you! Glad it's encouraged you to start sewing again!

theperfectnose said...

Nice, what pattern did you use?

Nancy Winningham said...

Vogue 1250