Sunday, April 14, 2013

Vogue 1250 in Houndstooth Ponte

When I found this fabric on the interwebs, I knew it was perfect for another rendition of Vogue 1250.



I see this pattern around the sewing blogsphere a lot.  I seem to be one of the few full-sized woman making this pattern repeatedly and I can understand why. All those slim figures and flat tummies can make you rethink sewing this...but I really like the wearing ease of this dress...the fact that so many fabrics look amazing in this silhouette...and that it works so well with a jacket or cardigan.







Fabric ~
Houndstooth ponte from EOS

Notions ~
a little seam tape

I have no new construction tips to add.  I don't know why but I added some to the side seams which of course I had to remove.  I'm no longer using the back neck facing piece, instead using the stitch witchery fold down technique I noticed in ready-to-wear.  So other than the fact that it took me way too long to finish this dress, it was the perfect quickie to get my mojo back.


Honestly, I have at least one more summer version of this planned.  I found an amazing knit that will make a great dress.  I know that will be the 10th make of this dress and I wonder if I wore this silhouette for two weeks straight if anyone at work would notice?!

A parting shot of me and the shoes...and yes I do buy fabric to match shoes!  *LOL*


Updated to add that the shoes were purchased 
from Zappos in December 2012!


...as always more later!

51 comments:

  1. Beautiful houndstooth dress, Carolyn! And the perfect shoes :-)

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  2. This looks stunning on you. I would make a ton of them too if I knew I would look that great.

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  3. You know herringbone is such a clasic, I wonder why I don't make more garments in herringbone....you look terrific in that dress. It suits you perfectly!

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  4. glad to see that you've gotten your sewing mojo back. I made this dress once and just didn't love it on me. Yours looks infinitely better.

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  5. A beautiful dress and you wear it well - love the shoes!

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  6. Cute dress with the perfect shoes! I need to pull out that pattern myself...

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  7. You look fabulous! I love this style ... on everyone else. (My issue is with the cowl.) The shoes are just too perfect!!

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  8. You look great -- and I love the shoes too!

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  9. I love your dress. I made 3 versions of this dress so far. I gave one away and need to replace it. I plan to make at least 2 more for this summer.

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  10. It is awesom dress! Perfect! Fabulous! And you look great!

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  11. I love me a matchy matchy girl :) I have yet to make this dress. I really must. This is a great version.

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  12. LOVE herringbone and your shoes are amazing! Looks great on your happy self.

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  13. Great dress! And you bought the shoes first... good for you finding such a good match. Glad you got past your low mojo.

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  14. Great to see your mojo is back. Another great dress (love the matching shoes). I plan to make this dress once I have my TNT sorted.

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  15. The dress and you look stunning. I may have to give this pattern a try. Love how you are able to coordinate the shoes with the dress.

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  16. This is beautiful. I purchased this pattern recently. You are motivating me to go ahead and sew it.

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  17. Your dress is very pretty, and those shoes!! I love them :)

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  18. Hi Carolyn, I really love this style dress on you. It's so flattering. It was actually because I saw how flattering this was on you I decided to give it a go myself. Wouldn't have tried this great pattern out if it wasn't for you :-)

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  19. This looks great on you and the shoes are fabulous!

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  20. Love this ensemble. It looks beautiful on you too.

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  21. Carolyn I love this fabric and have been looking for a "houndstooth check" print in the size for evah! I'd love to know where you got it. TFS

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  22. You totally rock this dress. I need to go back and look at your original construction tips. As for your question - no. They would not notice. Love the shoes! g

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  23. I love it - frankly, looking at teh pattern I would never consider it but seeing it made & you modeling it, I'm thinking maybe. It's time for me to get back to making dresses. I've been a skirt person exclusively for a long time now.

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  24. Fantastic houndstooth, and I love the matching shoes. I'm thinking of this pattern also, not sure I want a cowl around my neck all day but yours looks so good! K

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  25. Great dress, Carolyn! It's very flattering and great for spring. Love your shoes too!

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  26. Great dress again, Carolyn and I LOVE the shoes!!!

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  27. Sigh. I love houndstooth, and that is one awesome dress.

    I have a bit of houndstooth in my stash, but it is languishing.

    Where I live, the University of Alabama practically has a copyright on black and white houndstooth; I even had a friend tell me that she would NEVER wear ANY black and white plaid, lest she be considered a Bama fan.

    Not fair.

    But still...I haven't made up my houndstooth...

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  28. Go on with yourself! The matching shoes makes it hot to me!!!!

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  29. Beautiful dress and perfect shoes. You look great on it, Carolyn:)

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  30. For a long time, I had stayed away from houndstooth check - don't ask why because I can't answer that one. But not long ago, I made a dress with some houndstooth silk crepe. I love it. BTW - Where did you find those adorable matching shoes?

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  31. fabulous, I have got to get this pattern on my cutting table. you have shown the versatility.

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  32. Carolyn - another lovely version and you are rocking it with the shoes! Go on girl!!! Love it!

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  33. Amazing! I love that fabric, especially with the matching shoes!

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  34. Looks awesome on you! This dress pattern is so flattering, and the size of the herringbone is just perfect.

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  35. You look great, and those shoes are killing me!

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  36. This is absolutely gorgeous! The shoes are icing on the cake. :-) I haven't made this dress yet, but it is finally on my short list and mainly because of all of your lovely versions. I love to see remakes/tweaks of the same pattern.

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  37. I love this! What is the houndstooth fabric made of?

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  38. I love this dress. And you're right, as a curvy girl, I wouldn't have looked at this pattern twice, but the lines are classic, and very elegant. I think I'll be looking for it!

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  39. This dress is very flattering on you. Looks fabulous.

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  40. Such a perfect dress on you, Carolyn. I love that it's done in such a geometric print this time around. Very nice.

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  41. Herringbone Ponte? I was thinking Houndstooth Check.

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  42. I've made a bunch of versions of the V1250 in winter and summer weight dresses, along with 3 for a relative of mine who is legally blind and can't sew. I think this dress looks good on all sizes of ladies, and I've liked all of the ones you've made!

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  43. Love this! The houndstooth pattern is super cool! And your matching shoes-- KILLER!

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  44. Love this dress!! The combo of the fabulous neckline and killer fabric really makes it amazing!

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  45. This is so great! I love that neckline for you, and the matching shoes are just too awesome.

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  46. Did my last comment go through?! In case not, again, love this dress, the design and the matching shoes!

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  47. LOVE this dress on tou in all it's various personalities ,but this is on of my favorites. You look amazing in it and dig those shoes!

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  48. This dress is absolutely stunning. I'm a pants girl and think that your persuading me to start wearing dresses more.

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