Monday, July 09, 2012

Vogue 1250 - The 2012 Version

I cut this out Friday night and sewed it up Saturday afternoon...nuthin' like a TNT pattern to bring some sewing satisfaction...



I thought I did a good job of matching the paisley print but now I'm worried about how it appears at the bustline.  What do you think?  Is it too bullseye?  Will I need to wear it only with a sweater?  Don't worry you can answer honestly.  I'm gonna wear the dress anyway because the civilians will never realize!  *LOL*


Some stats:
Fabric ~
Poly ITY Border Print Knit


...and that's it!  Besides a little stay tape in the shoulder seams and some stitch witchery in the hem, there are no other notions needed.  That's part of what makes this dress so wonderfully easy to sew.  That and the fact that you just throw it on and wear it out the door!  So a few pics...






This is one of my all-time favorite dresses which is probably why this is my 6th version!  I know I said 7th in my last post but I was wrong. Since this one went together so quickly, I looked around for more knit fabric to make another one. But I came to my senses and just moved onto the purple ponte knit B5760 cardigan that I've already cut out...so look for that one soon...followed by my big July project which I've planned out to a "T" I just need to get started on it!


A parting shot of me and The Little Prince who is getting bigger every day!




...as always more later!



68 comments:

  1. I love it, and don't think that it looks "bullseye" at all! You really are getting great value from that pattern!

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  2. Beautiful! No, it's not too "bulls eye" either. Only because you said something did I look to see what you were referring too. Most people won't even notice that. The design on the back is perfectly placed also. GOSH, I wish I had time to sew up a wardrobe like you. Good job as usual.

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  3. That is a beautiful dress! Before I read your question I had already thought that the pattern was very nicely distributed!

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  4. I didn't notice anything bulls eye about this. I was wondering how you would use the fabric and sewn up it looks fantastic! You have made this pattern your own with so many lovely versions. I gather it is not lined but still sits & hangs beautifully. Another lovely TNT :)

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  5. Love it! That fabric is great!

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  6. Absolutely not! The first thing I noticed was how perfectly matched it was!!! I didn't notice your bustline at all until I looked for it. That fabric makes you look very slim...it's beautiful. Gosh, don't cover it up!

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  7. ...and the little prince is looking handsome!

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  8. Hey cutie! Oh hi to you to Carolyn. I don't think the dress is to bullseye.

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  9. Honestly, it didn't occur to me as bullseye either. Maybe because the print has a lot going on and there is a centralized motif in the center. I don't know, but it works and looks great!!!

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  10. Very clever cutting produced a stunning slimming dress. Love it.

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  11. I agree with the others, the bullseye effect didn't occur to me until I read it in your pos. You are right, you matched up the print perfectly resulting in a beautiful dress.

    You little "prince" is so sweet.

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  12. As the others have mentioned I didn't look at that area until you mentioned it - so no not 'bullseye' at all. My eye was drawn to the center front seam, both it and the back placement is very clever (love the blue across the shoulders).

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  13. The first time I looked at the dress, I didn't notice a bullseye effect. The second time - my eyes went right there. But only because you mentioned it! "Lay people" won't notice.

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  14. I like the way you used the wild fabric, and I don't think there are any dreaded bulls eyes in the wrong places. Sure there are some swirls, but to my eye, they don't line up with any key points on your body. They are just a little offset.

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  15. You look great ! Didn't notice any bullseye effect. This is a beautiful dress. The lace dress is amazing also.

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  16. I don't think it's bullseye at all. Looks great. I think it would be fine for work. You look awesome in that color.

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  17. No bullseye but great pattern matching, front and back!

    You look great in these busy prints. This is very flattering on you, Caroline. It looks "lively" (compliment).

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  18. In my opinion it's fine, I did not even notice any bulls eye tbh. I think if it wasn't paisley and you just had the twirly bits at the breasts than yes but because of the pattern and how it is distributed you are fine. Looks absolutely marvellous on you.

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  19. No bullseye effect--as others have said, the color is gorgeous! I love the way you used the print in the back!

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  20. Just beautiful and no bullseye effect going on. A great print and a great dress as is your lace dress and all your garments!

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  21. This looks great (no bullseye problem in my mind)! Your little boy is too, too cute!

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  22. This is now my favourite of your dresses! I love, love, love the print and the way you've used it. I adore paisley and it works brilliantly in this dress. Definitely no bullseye. I love your choice of shoes, too!

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  23. I'm with everyone else - I didn't think of the bullseye at all, the most noticeable thing is that the print is perfectly centred down the front, and the awesome fit (of course, since this is your TNT).

    Lovely dress and fabric, I wish I had your eye and vision for picking prints....

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  24. That dress looks fantastic on you.

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  25. What a WOW dress! I love the way you placed the print. And how you coordinate with your grandson.

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  26. And I don't see the bullseye at all.

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  27. That's a seriously beautiful dress. Well done!

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  28. I love the placement of the pattern / print. Work it!

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  29. very pretty! so much going on with the print the overall effect is great and the bustline doesn't jump out at all!

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  30. WOW , I love this dress on you, perfect combo of fabric and pattern, looks so chic. Fantastic!!!

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  31. I like this best of all your frocks. It's simply lovely.

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  32. Beautiful...I love love love paisley prints!

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  33. LOVE this one! It looks very nice on you.

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  34. I love this pattern for the fron, but this dress looks its best from the back because of the clever use of the fabric patterning. Wonderful!

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  35. Nope, no bulls eye here either. The print works really well with this dress. It looks great on you.

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  36. I absolutely love this dress and the fabric you used to make it. What a beautiful result!

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  37. These colours are absolutely beautiful on you, and I really like the way you've placed the fabric. I don't see any issues at the bustline, but is there a face in the print over your lady bits? I'm reading on a very small screen so my view might be a little distorted!

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  38. I love your choice of fabric! It looks AWESOME on you Carolyn!!!

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  39. I don't think your dress looks "bullseyes" at all! Great color for you too! Love the print. There sure are some pretty paisleys out there!

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  40. I'm usually a mere lurker, but I just had to pipe up this time and say THAT IS SO FRIGGIN CUTE!!!
    Love it love it, and the motif placement is fine.
    Guess I'm going to have to finally cave and buy the pattern...and the fabric too.

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  41. I adore this dress. Where did you get the fabric? I don't anyone will notice what you see in the bustline. I did not notice what you are referring to until I went back and took a look to see what you were talking about.
    Don't worry it's not that noticeable.

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  42. Fantastic dress - no there is no problem with the bullseye.. not noticeable at all.

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  43. I love this print. You've used it really well.
    The little prince is definitely getting taller.

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  44. You are looking mighty fierce in that outfit. Love the shoes.

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  45. Wow. You did a great job lining up those paisleys!!! Didn't notice the bulls eyes as I was mesmerized by the awesome center front where you perfectly lined up the big paisleys on the bodice with the skirt. Geez you are good! I am impressed. Don't wear a sweater. Its too good to hide.

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  46. That dress looks beautiful on you! There's so much going on- in a good way- that I notice no "bull's eye" effects. Great job of matching the design at the seams.

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  47. You sure have got value for money from this pattern. I didn't notice anything bullseye-ish about the pattern placement at all.

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  48. Don't even think about wearing a sweater with that dress! It looks just great.

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  49. Super way to use that border print. Nice job!

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  50. I think because the paisley tails meet at the apex and do not form a circle you got away with having a large motif at the bust but no bull's eye effect. It also helps that you created that medallion effect in the middle. You are gorgeous and ready to go, sans cardie.

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  51. Your latest TNT looks wonderful on you. I love the knit you chose and the piecing is well placed. I don't see the problem that you pointed out even though I looked for it. I hope you can enjoy this dress. It is gorgeous.

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  52. You are the reason I started sewing again....Your TNT looks great!

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  53. I am beginning to think that I am missing out by not having this pattern. Very nice....love the paisley print. Very handsome little prince too!

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  54. You shine in this dress! It's absolutely beautiful and would it would be a crime to cover it up.

    BTW, if you don't mind sharing, I'd love to know where you found this lovely fabric.

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  55. Wow! Ms. Carolyn another great dress. The fabric is gorgeous. Hey, slow down and let me catch up. Lol
    C

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  56. Wow! A stunning dress, and I reckon you should wear it out and about, definitely! I didn't think the placement was "bulls-eye" at alll, in fact it reminded me of the A McQueen and Prada prints of late.
    Very very nice!

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  57. I also think it's fine too, often a flash will emphasize pattern more than natural sunlight does.

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  58. Such a perfect simple dress that really makes a statement with the fabric choice. SO pretty.

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  59. Beautiful!!! No bulls-eye at all!

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  60. This dress is gorgeous. You look great!

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  61. Love, love, love this, Carolyn! The fabric, the placement -- all perfect!

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  62. Just catching up on your blog and this dress is gorgeous!!! At first glance, I thought you had an empire line or seam and it was very flattering. When you told us it was just from the pattern matching, I was VERY impressed!

    Wonderful!

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  63. Beautiful dress. You did an amazing job with the fabric layout.

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