Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Dress to Love



I think Rachel Comey has outdone herself with the simplicity and elegance of Vogue 1350. The hidden snap closure down the front gives a clean and classic look. I am simply in love with it! It is easy to wear, fits like a glove and I think it will have lots of versatility when made with different fabrics and then accessorized. I can't wait to make a more casual version in a soft cotton.
 
Here is a closer look at the front bodice:
 
 

And I adore the back neckline!





Completely lined, it just has that nice weight of  an upscale RTW garment:



I need to put Maggie on a diet so my clothes fit her! Back lining:



Here is my complete Pattern Review:

Pattern Description:
Lined dress has yoke fronts extending into sleeves, close-fitting bodice with side back seams, raised waist, semi-fitted skirt, side front extends to lower side back, no side seams, mock front bands, and concealed snap closure.
Pattern Sizing:
6-14 in my envelope. I made my usual size 12
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it?
Yes!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Okay. I have to give the instructions a C-. There is some very intricate work in the bodice around the yoke, front and side front pieces. These same pieces are lined, doubling your pleasure. I just think they could have done a better job with descriptions and made the illustrations less confusing. Once you get through that portion of the bodice, the rest is easy as pie. If I didn't love the finished result so much I might rant a little more, but I have to forgive BVM.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the style of this dress and the clean, simple front with the hidden snap closure. The fit is great and it can be made dressy or casual depending on fabric and accessories. My only dislike was the instruction issue described above.
Fabric Used:
A linen/cotton blend. Polyester lining that I regret using now. If I'd known how I was going to love this dress I would have used Ambience or something nicer.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None needed.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will absolutely sew this again and very highly recommend.
Conclusion:
Because of my frustration with the bodice instruction this one was in close danger of being a wadder. I'm so happy I persevered because I adore this dress!

Can you tell?





27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Fits you so perfectly.

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn. Great to hear from you!

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  3. This is amazing-not only do I love the dress, and its construction...but it is a style which suits you to a T. Very, very nice.

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    1. Thanks, Mary. I thought it was so refreshing to sew something different for a change and this fit the bill.

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    1. Thanks, Anne! I always love hearing from you.

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  5. Yowza! I fell in love with this pattern too and I hope mine, when I make it, turns out as nice as yours.

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    1. Valerie, thank you so much! My only advice is to take your time and study the instructions, like that would be optional on this one! Can wait to see your version!

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  6. Fabulous inside and out. Don't you just love a fully lined dress?

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    1. Hi Julie,
      Yes, a lining makes such a difference in a garment and in my "churn 'em and burn 'em" sewing haste I sometimes shy away from them. Thanks for comment on my spectators! There aren't too many things in this world better than Chanel!

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  7. Very beautiful! I agree, it's a classic chic look and fits you to perfection.

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    1. Thanks, Sharon. Someday I would love to make a jacket like you just posted!

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  8. This looks fabulous on you! I have this pattern....need to get busy!

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    1. Thanks, Roz! Do it! This dress would look fabulous on you!

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  9. gosh you are looking great - love the dress this is definitely a classic that you can wear and wear

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    1. Thanks, Pauline! I hope you are still reveling in the honeymoon afterglow!

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  10. Great dress and congratulations on the excellent fit and finish of the garment.

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    1. Thank you so much, Gail. The intricacy of the bodice was more than I bargained for but now that I have it down I want another one!

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  11. Very classy dress. You look fabulous as always.

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    1. Thanks, Margy! Always nice to hear from you. And I like that blue NL6150 on you!

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  12. Just lovely, and it fits you so well! I really like the back neckline, very flattering. :)

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    1. Thanks, Rikki! I'm tempted to make it again. Soon!

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  13. Beautiful. Nice details in a pattern that I hadn't noticed before.

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    1. Thank you, Sigrid...I always love hearing from you!

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  14. I don't know how I missed this post! Rachel Comey is one of my favs too - and your dress is beautiful!

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