Monday, July 18

The Vogue Woman.....Vogue 1329 with Video Tutorial

What is it about this dress that makes me feel so "En-Vogue?"  I know this is an old pattern, and that so many have made it before.  When I first saw this pattern I just could not bring myself to make it in the same black and white as the pattern envelope.  I liked the style for sure...that color blocking is really a very nice touch.  But for me, I had to wait to allow my creative innards to tell me what to make...that fabric jeanie in my heart had to rise up and give me a vision.  Color makes all the difference!!
I made so many alterations to this pattern, I feel bad trying to explain it all in written form....

Here goes, I'll at least list the changes for you reading folk and leave a link to my video for you folks who love to see the work in action.
Construction and Pattern Details:
Vogue 1329 made in an Eileen Fisher ponte knit similar to this one here.

  • Created a v-neck
  • Omitted the back zipper since the knit is so stretchy
  • created facings for the lower armholes where there is no yoke
  • topstitched the yoke front and back and hem


Alterations:
Tissue fitting and evaluation on video explaining the alterations needed.


  • Erect back
  • gaping armholes front and back by darting the seam line on the yokes
  • Sway back adjustment across center back and side back
  • Created a v-neck 
  • 1/2 of a FBA on left front using slash and spread
  • 1/2 of a FBA on right side using slash (see video demonstration) along with absorbing the resulting side dart.
  • added an extra inch at the back hips only (video shows how to measure the pattern and determine hip level.)
I was so comfortable wearing this dress, that I'm already geared and ready to make this again in a blue.  However, next time, I think I'll add a tad bit more to the hem.  Although, it felt good, I just like a little more coverage on my thighs for this style of dress for when I sit down.  Otherwise...as long as I have the v-neck, it is a win-win wardrobe piece.  The video of my changes are here.....

16 comments :

  1. Very nice Andrea. The fit is superb!

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  2. I really love the v-neck and your fabric jeannie is awesome!

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    1. Hello Anna. Thank you. My fabric Jeanie is a great asset.

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  3. Awesome dress, fabric and fit! Love the neckline change very much! Great work and so worth the wait to bring your idea to reality! Honey forget about those thighs, cross those legs and rock this dress! LOL! (However, I know what you mean as a mature woman too!)

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    1. Thank you Myra. I need to be okay with that sexy savvy.

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  4. Ooooh I see you and those curves, Andrea! Looking good!

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    1. Hey Erin, them there curves are speaking, right? Lol. Thanks for dropping by.

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  5. Good pattern for you. So many possibilies with color and prints!

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  6. The colors are perfect and all the pattern alterations were well worth it as the fit is perfect.

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  7. This dress is all that!!! The fit is real😂😂

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  8. Gorgeous and such a beautiful fit!

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  9. This dress is gorgeous and I just love, love, love these colors on you. It fits you beautifully. Bravo!

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