Saturday, July 16, 2011

Vogue 1250 - Pattern Review

Pattern Description: Close-fitting, draped neck dress.

Pattern Sizing: 6-20. I made size 12 and it was spot on. I don't sew that many Big 4 patterns anymore, so I was a little nervous and because of the oddly shaped pattern pieces, there's really not a lot of wiggle room to take it in or out.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Extremely. When I got the envelope I thought something was missing - one little sheet of pattern paper and the instructions don't even take up both sides of the page!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It's 3 pieces (including a band for the back of the neck), it takes minimal fabric and even less time. This is definitely a "whip it up this afternoon to wear tonight" kind of pattern.

Fabric Used: Stretch knit from Metro Textiles. I say it looks like olives - the dark and light green, and the (honestly) dark purply color. In my office under the fluorescent lights, it deadened down to charcoal gray - still pretty, but no olives.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None, other than shortening it a bit so that it came right above the knee.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I think I'm the 26th review, so I'm not sure this pattern needs any more recommendations, but yes, I'd sew it again. Definitely.

Conclusion: I wasn't planning to make this dress. It's kind of like Harry Potter - when the entire world started reading the books, I decided that I didn't want to. I didn't want to read what everyone else was reading. If all those people were reading it, it probably wasn't that good. Right. That lasted until Book 3, and now I have tickets tonight for the 2nd night of the final movie.

Same deal here. This pattern came out, I thought it was cute, and then EVERYONE started making it, and I decided I didn't want to. It couldn't be THAT good of a pattern, even though it looked good on every body type, didn't take much fabric or time. It couldn't be that good.

Right. And here I am, planning my second version. Sometimes I'm contrary just to be that way, and it ends up biting me in the butt. Glad I got on the V1250 bandwagon before it left without me.

12 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

See! See - it's an amazing dress right! *LOL* And your version is perfect for you. Can't wait to see what version 2 will look like!

Sarah C said...

Great job! I apparently need to jump up on the V1250 bandwagon! Everyone is making such amazing versions of it. I am sad that I still have not bought this pattern yet.

Rachel said...

Very pretty!!! I have not planned on making this dress, but I keep seeing it so much that I have put in on my to get pattern list.

Gelbean said...

Karen, your dress is beautiful and looks fabulous on you!

Debbie Cook said...

I'm working on this pattern too, but no straight out of the envelope for me. Yours looks great! I need to try it now in a print.

lakaribane said...

I love it more and more and your fabric's real colors sound delicious.

I do have a question, about your [equally cute] shoes. Close-up or link, pretty please?

velosewer said...

It's a great pattern. This fit you really well. And you look great.

Lori said...

Fantastic dress, you look great.

Jen said...

Dress looks fantastic on you.

Linda said...

Another great version of V1250. I need to get on the bandwagon and make this.

Sewingelle said...

Oh no. Not another version of Vogue 1250 looking fabulous. I'll have to get this pattern too!

senaSews said...

Oh, another great version of V1250. Seams i'm the only one who has not made this dress yet. Yours looks beautiful and very flattering. Nicely done!