October 21, 2012

Sew: Vogue 1250

I wear my first Vogue 1250 so much that I thought I'd make another. This is such a quick and easy project. I feel another, more summery version coming soon...  


Project Details
Pattern: DKNY Vogue 1250
Fabric: Mystery Girl Italian printed Viscose/Elastane Jersey from Tessuti
Alterations: 4cm swayback adjustment, lengthened 7.5cm and double cowl neck

The fit at the back is much better this time around as I did a swayback adjustment on the pattern piece before cutting the fabric. On advice from my mother I doubled the cowl to prevent the wrong side of the fabric showing.

This pattern needs a really drapey knit fabric and I do prefer the fabric on the first version better as it is more slinky and better for layering in this Melbourne climate. I do love this happy floral version nonetheless.
If you have a few spare hours, I highly suggest this pattern! It is an absolute winner.
L x


  1. I love this one! That fabric is gorgeous, and the fit is spot-on. Really need to hurry up and learn to use my overlocker now.

  2. Cute dress! The fabric is gorgeous and looks great with your red shoes.

  3. This looks fantastic! I love the cowl and really dig the fabric. Super comfy coming into summer :D

  4. I love your dress and the way you have styled it. I have this pattern and had written it off because I don't need another summery dress but styled this way it is transeasonal. Now I need to learn how to make a sway back adjustment. How did you double the cowl?


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