I have completed a new dress using Vogue 1020 pattern. This is my third Vogue pattern and while I'm always nervous before starting, they have all worked out well. This was a quickie to make, even with me using a Lycra, 4-way stretch material. I traced, cut, and sewed all but one sleeve in one evening after work. I finished the last sleeve last night. Boom, voila! I used a print similar to Vogue’s model on the cover, but will also try this one in a solid – similar to the shirt version on the pattern envelope. Because of the fabric, this fits very snug and sexy. I made a size 18 and the fit is perfect. I like that it has a tigeresque feel, but the color makes it a bit of a twist. Actually on the pictures it comes off as a cross between the ocean and animal print. Either way, I'm diggin' it.
I only two changes to the pattern. I eliminated the zipper (based on almost every single review on the Pattern Review site) . The joy of using knits is for the stretch and therefore a zipper is pointless. I also made full length, more fitted sleeves. That’s it! It’s been only a week and a half on Medifast and I’m already a bit slimmer, so I know I’ll be ready to look all sexy in this thing in another few weeks! Lol.
My next two projects are already under way. I have traced and cut out the McCall 5388 top using an airy gauze. I will trace and cut out pants using the Simplicity 2654 pattern. I haven’t seen any reviews on this one yet, so I’ll have to be the test rabbit, I guess. Stay tuned for more……
Have a happy weekend everyone!