September 26, 2013

Sew: Tropical Vogue 1250

I walked in to Mood Fabrics in LA on a mission! My top priority was a tropical print jersey to make Vogue 1250 for a conference dinner in Cairns the following weekend. Of course, Mood did not disappoint! How could they disappoint with a warehouse sized fabric store?? Once I'd secured the tropical print jersey, me and my helper Mr N went nuts. It was a fabric lovers dream come true! I bought some truly lovely pieces and would have got more if it was not for Mr Sew Brunswick appearing and saying "Enough". Point taken. I did have to get this fabric home. But it was heaven! And so much cheaper than fabric in Australia. I particularly loved their knit fabric and cotton print range.

Back to Vogue 1250 for the moment. We got home Saturday morning, the fabric went in the wash on Sunday and I hemmed the dress on Tuesday after work. Such a quick and simple make. I took 3 versions of Vogue 1250 to Cairns with me. They are the perfect travel dress. This version has my standard sway back adjustment and that's it. I didn't lengthen this version as it was for a tropical themed party in Cairns. Beach chic was necessary!

The fabric is a very light cotton jersey so it doesn't drape and cling quite like the other versions. Perfect for hot weather but not quite as flattering. I really like this dress in a viscose blend knit. Lucky I picked some up in Mood!

Project Details
Pattern: Vogue 1250, size 16
Fabric: Tropical print cotton jersey from Mood Fabrics LA

I wore my tropical dress with a floral leis and a pair of flat black sandals. I was considering a pair of Havaianas but thought that might be pushing my casual limits! I even wore it the next day to lounge around the pool. How's that for a versatile dress?!

I'll be back soon to show you my holiday fabric shopping haul. I've almost finished washing it all.

L x


  1. What a gorgeous dress Leith - I love all the colours and fun of the fabric. And I like the shorter length on you too. SO jealous of your trip to Mood!

  2. Great fabric and can't wait to see your fabric haul.

  3. You know how much I love this one! I think you'll get so much wear out of it.


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