I know that I've made this dress several times now but this pattern never fails me. It's so easy to wear. It looks professional with or without a topper. I feel pretty and work appropriately sexy in it. Finally, it doesn't matter if my internal thermometer isn't working well, I'm always cool in these dresses.
Have I sung it's praises enough...*LOL* In between putting my fabric in its place, I'm also packing for vacation. I just needed to spend a little quality time in my favorite room before I leave it for a minute!
Here are the dresses:
The first one is made from an ITY knit from Fabric Mart....
The only change I've made to this version and the next is that I didn't add the back neck facing included in the pattern. I simply pressed the back neck seam down and then serged some stitch witchery into the seam edge.
Then I pressed it flat.
and voila a clean finished neckline...
I was at Stein Mart (a local chain) yesterday and noticed some draped neck dresses in the plus size section. The back neckline was just stitched flat and I thought that application would look great in the V1250 dresses. So I used it for these dresses.
Here are a couple more photos of what I'm calling the Tulip Version of Vogue 1250...
The second one is made from a silk jersey from Mood...I picked this print up from the NY store a couple of weeks ago because I loved the uniqueness of the fabric. Since this is my 9th version of this dress...yes, 9th version...it was truly a figure out how I wanted the print to lay on the dress, cut it out and sew. So here is what I'm calling the Mosaic Vogue 1250...
Finally, as I said before I've made NINE of these. My first one followed the pattern exactly and no longer resides with me. My oldest daughter took it home with her a couple of weeks ago because I only wore it once. After I altered the pattern to fit me better, I've used border prints here and here, made a little black dress version, maximized it, the first summer print, a fall/winter print, then finally this summer I used three great prints for additional versions. You can see 7 of the 9 Vogue 1250 versions in the group shot below or you can see all 9 of the dresses in my Flicker Album here.
I love this dress! I assure you that I won't be making any more this summer but if this drape neck silhouette is still hot next spring/summer, who knows?! *LOL*
I've made a few alterations to some pieces that I'm packing for my vacation which begins at 3pm on Friday! OMG, I can barely wait! I have another post or two to put up before I go and then I will be radio silent for a minute...but I'm sure you'll be sick of me by the end of the month because the second part of my vacation is a sewcation and you know I'll be sharing every gory detail!
...as always more later!