Tuesday, September 20, 2011

So long Vogue 1250...

I'm not saying I will never sew this pattern again...no, I would never put that restriction on myself! I love V1250...it's just getting the lions share of my attention, not to mention space on my blog, and the other patterns are starting to grumble. So many great patterns...so little time. What's a girl to do?

I needed a new LBD for a birthday party and whipped up this little number in a yummy rayon knit. I've decided that the fit of this dress is completely dependent on the fabric used. This is the first one I've made with a rayon knit and the bodice finally has that drapey effect below the cowl (hard to see on black but it's there) like the one on the pattern envelope shown below.

The fabulous jewelry is courtesy of the Jodie Bell estate, undoubtedly the most incredible collection of jewelry west of the Mississippi. Jodie's daughter is a BFF of mine and has generously gifted me with many of Jodie's things. I wear them proudly knowing Jodie would be pleased. Take a look at the necklace up close...I had never seen anything like it:

The accolades I received on PatternReview.com about this dress overwhelming indicate that I need just one more V1250...a LBD with sleeves like I made on the yummy cinnamon crinkle knit version!


  1. I thought the cinnamon dress was tops, but now I love the black even more!

  2. I agree. The fit of this garment can differ even among the "jersey" family fabrics. Another lovely black iteration. I should know......I have many dresses from 1250......

  3. I commented on PR on this dress but they do look great on you and with the plain fabrics just call to be dressed up with great accessories.

    How can you have too many?



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