June 11, 2013

Sew: Vogue 1314

I made another version of Vogue 1314 on the weekend. It was cut out on Sunday afternoon and sewn together by 9pm that night. In between all the normal duties of raising a family. Washing, cleaning, cooking, mediating, etc...

I bought this fabric in Sydney at the Remnant Warehouse. I'm not sure what happened but I bought a ridiculously small amount of fabric. I bought it with the intention of making a midi dress with bias cut side panels. I was probably talking too much and not paying any attention. I had just over a metre so I removed an inch from the waist and 4 inches from length. It finishes right on the top of my knee which is perfect. Not sure why I talk in imperial measurements when sewing but metric in all other aspects of my life!!

Obviously, I omitted the sleeves, simply finishing them using the neck band piece cut to 85% of the armhole measurement. I chose not to topstitch the ruching and secured the gathering with bias binding. Must get some seam binding! I also didn't line this version so I could wear it in summer. I really don't think it needs lining.

Vogue 1314

The fabric is really nice and soft. I think it is perfect with my new Cordova and black tights for work but will also work really well with a pair of black sandals for summer casual.
Project Details
Pattern: Vogue 1314, size 16
Fabric: Animal type print jersey from Remnant Warehouse
Alterations: Sway back adjustment, removed 3cm from back neckline, shortened waist by 2.5cm and length by 10cm, 2cm hem, omitted lining
I have a charcoal merino knit version on the machine at the moment.
L x


  1. Love it! I think this is your perfect go-to dress - the style is perfect on you.

  2. Love it - just your style! And I talk imperial when sewing but metric everywhere else in my life too...think it's all that time spent reading patterns with 5/8 inch seams. Looking forward to seeing the merino knit version!

  3. Oh wow. I would buy this dress in an instant.

  4. Love it! It looks great with the Cordova!

  5. Fabulous work outfit. Such a good style for you

  6. A very nice dress.Looks fabulous on you!

  7. very cute, I need to add this to my list

  8. I love it! You look so chic. Congrats on a dress that will work perfectly in two opposite seasons. I love that Cordova, too. That one's in my queue.


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