Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Another Vogue 1250

I know I should let this pattern go.  I know I have three versions of this pattern hanging in the closet before I started this one...but I just needed one more.  When I was digging around in the fabric closet and my hands touched this Anna Sui border print, it screamed that it wanted to be another version of Vogue 1250...and who am I to tell it no!


This fabric was purchased by quite a few people from Fabric Mart last summer and made into some amazing garments.  It took me a minute to use mine but I think it works well with this pattern.  I have no new construction tips to add to what I've previously written about this dress, here or here.  This is just a great, easy-to-wear, easy-to-construct dress that works for my professional wardrobe.


However, this will probably be the last time (I hope!) that I make this dress in a knit since I've finally found a pattern in my enormous pattern collection that has the same type of neckline but uses a woven fabric.  I've pulled a silk crepe from the collection and made a horrible wadder of a dress because I cut it on the bias.  For the next incarnation, I will cut it on the straight grain using a printed silk crepe (also from the collection)...more about this in a future post.

Here's one final picture of the dress with a RTW knit cardigan...how I will most likely wear it!



...as always, more later!

41 comments:

  1. It works beautifully! - and I am very much looking forwards to tips on wovens with the same neckline. I have some beautful silk just waiting for something to happen. Don't know if I will ever dare to cut into it.

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  2. Very pretty! I love the border print. It looks different from you other versions of the pattern, so why not keep using a great pattern?

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  3. Thanks for coming by my blog. It is nice when a pattern turns out to be so versatile. I loved this one, but it has been sold out for a while. Maybe it isn't meant for me. I love everyone of your versions.

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  4. Very pretty dress, perfect fabric.

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  5. I didn't think it was possible to like one better than my two favorite versions of your 1250 renditions, but you just topped them all! Love - Love - Love the border print.

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  6. Very pretty dress. It is always a good idea to do what your fabric says. :)

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  7. Great border print and that pattern was perfect to showcase it.

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  8. You know you're working that dress. If you decide to make it again there is nothing wrong with it.

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  9. I love seeing your corporate looks in lighter colours. So pretty! The border print is great.

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  10. As always, you have done a magnificent job! You look great!

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  11. I have a new silk jersey print at home that I want to make up into something similar. I LOVE border prints and this one is no exception.

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  12. I think I like this one the best. It is a great use of the border print.

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  13. That fabric is gorgeous! Love your dress. :]

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  14. I just love a border print and this pattern was a great choice.

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  15. Some fabrics are noisier than others. This dress worked really well with this fabric. Love it.

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  16. Very cute dress, and those shoes are adorable.

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  17. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only person making multiples of this pattern. I've made two versions so far. I want to make at least one more using a red knit.

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  18. That dress is great, Carolyn, and I l love how the border print zhujhes it up. (How do you spell that word? :) )

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  19. I have a question about the border print. Does the stretch run parallel or perpendicular to the print? I ask because I have been eying several border print knits and am concerned about the stretch not going across the grain - where I need it. If the stretch runs vertically, did you encounter any problems in making/fitting the dress?

    Thanks!

    L

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  20. It's lovely!
    Has anyone irl ever noticed that you have 2 other dresses that are the same pattern? I kind of feel like if I could find a pattern that fits as well as that fits you, I'd make at least a dozen for myself.


    Andrea

    satinbirddesigns.blogspot.com

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  21. Gorgeous dress! I am inspired to finish this d**n schoolwork so I can do some sewing, too.

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  22. Great dress! You look beautiful!

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  23. Very Pretty! It's beautiful fabrice and looks great on you with or without the cardigan.

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  24. This is what I would call a "wardrobe building" pattern. it can be used ovre and over and still look new.

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  25. The dress is lovely. I love the neckline and the whole dress! A great match between fabric and pattern.

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  26. This is a really flattering dress for you! I love the border print you used with this one!!!

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  27. I've been admiring this pattern ever since you featured "Erica B's D.I.Y." version! However, I am a border fabric loving girl...and feel you have placed this pattern with your fabric choice "Over the Top"!!

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  28. Another great dress. Love the border print.

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  29. What a beautiful print! I love the light light feathers with the darker border.

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  30. it is a very pretty fabric. When I find a dress that I love, I make it in a gazillion colors, too. Nothing wrong with using what works.

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  31. Ain't it the truth about wadders. I just put one in the garbage today. Your border print dress looks lovely.
    Theresa in Tucson

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  32. Carolyn--absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

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  33. So I love it but I'm curious too -- which pattern is your woven replacement? I am waiting to get a serger and I really don't like doing knits on my regular machine...

    Beautiful dress for you... I love the flattering fit

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  34. Such a great look! Why not make another one and the border print it really good with pattern.

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  35. Pretty dress. Of course, you had the perfectly matching sweater!

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  36. Looks beautiful! Love love the border print...This is YOUR dress..

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  37. Beautiful! I'm going to use this pattern too. Thanks for sharing

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  38. Lovely fabric. I think this pattern and fabric go perfectly together to make a great dress!

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  39. Thanks for the inspiration, image this dress and am planning on making several more before summer is over.
    I made mine a maxi and absolutely love it.

    Thank you

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