Saturday, January 19, 2013

Vogue 1270 Dresses


So this must be a newer Vogue patterns because there was only 1 review on PR for it but after seeing gabc's review I thought I would give it a try. The pattern style seemed like it would suit my body shape and I really liked the end result.

Image courtesy of Vogue Patterns

This dress was pretty simple and I really loved the end result being fully lined, slim fitting, front pleats with cute little bow. I have to agree with gabc that the bow instructions weren't quite in the right order. I did find myself unpicking one of the pleats I first sewed in a previous step just so I could fit the bow in. 

Once you understood how it worked it wasn't really too complicated. Oh, and I have told myself that Vogue Patterns are really short so I always add length to the skirts now just out of habit and I am glad I did for this one.

This first dress I did as per the pattern, made from fabric I bought once again from Spotlight as its a stretch cotton which is perfect for these types of dresses. The only changes I made was adding two pleats just at either side of neck (shown below in red) as I found it sagged a little at the top.






This versions below I made out of wool! I had some wool that wasn't quite enough to make a nice jacket out of so I thought this would be perfect for the winter dress for work! I also made the back come up a little higher than the original pattern. As seen in the two dresses. I don't really like dresses coming too far down my back because I want to wear them to work and be comfortable. I included the front two pleats again on this version.






I really like this dress and plan on making lots more. After making my Victory Pattern as a 'Bridesmaid' dress and having it not turn out quite so right I'm thinking this version dress might look nice as a shorter dress option! Especially with the right material because its really flattering and very dressy if you want it to be. I might have a look at all the fabric option when I head to Melbourne next week. I am making a long version to see what that will look like and then we can decide.

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  1. Both dresses are fabulous! The animal print is fun and sexy. And the black is very classic.

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    1. Thank you both!! hehe the animal print one is a bit different from the rest of my wardrobe but I really like it!

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  2. LOVE these dresses you made! The pleats look like they should be part of the original design and add to the look. No one would ever know they were placed there to fix a droopy neckline.
    I really enjoy your work on here! Thanks for sharing on your blog. I always seem to want to make everything you've made :)

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    1. Thanks Kathy! I am so glad the pleats worked out I find a lot of tops sag there so maybe its just my body shape. But it was a good save lol.
      So glad you enjoy the patterns I make I hope they help you decide what to buy next. I am such a stalked on these blogs I always do the same and buy what looks good on others hehe.

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  3. Wow. Pretty !! :) I wasn't sure of the pattern when I first saw it but now I should buy it!! The black dress is super classy and the first one is just amazing with your choice of fabric :)

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    1. Thanks Maude!! I know I was actually waiting for someone else to make it first and saw that 1 pattern review and loved it. Hehe the animal print is definitely different!! Trying to stock up my wardrobe for work this year hehe.

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  4. Very attractive dresses on you! Terrific job on achieving a flattering fit.

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    1. Thanks Heather!! Lucky this Vogue pattern was pretty good, compared to some other fits hehe. Didn't have to do too many time consuming alterations. Big winner in my books I really like it and recommend it!

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  5. They both look gorgeous. I totally think the white version on the pattern doesn't do it justice. Your versions really make the design shine. I especially love the animal print fabric. Where did you buy that from? Susan

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    1. Thanks Susan! The animal print is from Spotlight pretty sure they still have some at the Logan spotlight. These are the fabrics I bought a heap of! They work out so nice.

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  6. These are gorgeous! Loving your blog too, it's so inspiring :)

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    1. Thanks Claireabell so glad your enjoying it!

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  7. Great work. I have this pattern in my stash and it has been maturing for some months. Maybe I need to crack it out too!

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    1. Hehe so funny I was waiting till someone else did this one too but it's definitely worth a crack. I love love to see you version I loved you 1300V!!

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  8. Gorgeous! Can I link you on my next Jungle January post? I'd love to show you off!

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    1. Of course you can I would love that thank you so happy you want to do that. :)

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  9. OH my gosh, love it. I think that pattern is so cute - wanted to make it but I don't need any more dresses. Would be very nice in a more formal fabric for an event or wedding. And your fit is very nice too. Smart to raise the back neckline, makes it better for office wear. Perfection!

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    1. I know I have been making so many dresses lately but they are just so easy to wear in summer. I am looking forward to seeing what fabric I find in Melbourne next week it might just end up being my bridesmaid dresses hehe. Thanks so much for you lovely comment I'm so happy it turned out!

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  10. These both turned out so pretty! What great dresses!

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  11. Love this pattern.. And so amazing how the different fabrics changes the look.. The black looks so dressy and nice.. But I love the print.. its gorgeous and looks casual.. Two pretty dresses..

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  12. Thank you so much!! I figured on for winter and one for summer hehe. I can't wait to make some more of these dresses they are great for work!!

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  13. This a very smart style and still girlie. The fabrics you've chosen really work well on you.
    This is definitely a style to keep and reuse.

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    1. Thank you Velosewer!! It's a really classic pattern isn't it! I think this one is up there in my favourite patterns. I like the higher back though. Thanks for the lovely comments and for following my blog I really hope you enjoy the posts. Might make a few more of these ones soon hehe.

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  14. These are gorgeous dresses, and you get two different looks with the cheetah print and the black wool.

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    1. Thanks Melissa I really wasn't sure if the cheetah print would work I had it in my stash for so long trying to decide what pattern to make. Glad it turned out okay and I am actually comfortable wearing it out so I guess that's a good thing hehe!! Could have backfired on me! I'm trying to make more winter things now cause I have stocked up on dresses etc. hoping to find some nice wool or jacket material in Melbourne to make some jackets finally. That's my next learning curve I guess!

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  15. My favourite is the black one, very classic, flattering and smart. I think I might have to look into this one too!

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    1. Thanks Lizzie! I do rate this pattern I think it's the nicest out of the ones I have made. Although there are still plenty more in my vogue stash to make. Hehe. There doesn't seem to be enough time to get through all of our patterns does there!

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  16. Wow these are both great!!! I love that animal print!

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  17. Fabulous! I wasn't sure about this pattern when I saw it on the Vogue site, but it looks terrific on you! I like the pleats you added, too. That black will take you from work to evening with a change of accessories :)

    Well done!

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    1. Hey Carolina, welcome to my blog and thanks so much for following!! Thats so lovely of you to say. I was actually waiting until someone else sewed it first hehe but it turned out nicer than I expected. Usually when I sew a few of the one dress I am hooked lol.

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  18. Both of these dresses are just lovely, and they fit you so wonderfully! I especially love the animal print one (found you on Pretty Grievances for Jungle January).

    Also, random note: you kind of remind me of Leelee Sobieski.

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    1. Thanks Jess that's was so nice of her to include a link, her post is quite funny I love the idea! Thank you for such sweet comments. Oh I wish I looked more like Leelee Sobieski hehe. I got a few growing up like Kate Blanchette and Kimberley Stewart hehe.

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  19. you are on a roll, girl! look at you whipping out fully lined dresses left and right. i love the look of both these dresses. it's the same design but the solid vs. the print give them each a unique feel.

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    1. hehe thanks Dixie, you always make me laugh. They are very different to each other I cant wait to wear the winter version.

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