Sunday, September 15, 2013

Vogue 1224 = Woo hoo!!!

This Tracey Reese design from Vogue Patterns had been sitting on my floor all cut out and ready to sew for months. I decided it needed to be one of my challenge goals for August, and I managed to get it made just under the wire (finished the morning of the 31st!). I finally got a chance to wear it and get some pictures (many thanks to my husband!).

V1224, front view

I bought the beautiful border-print knit from Gorgeous Fabrics last summer with the intention of using it with this pattern. (It took me a year, but at least I finally got it made!) For the skirt lining, I used a nude-colored polyester interlock I bought at Hancock Fabrics.

I cut a size 16, and made a couple of adjustments to the pattern, based on the reviews I read:
  • Lengthened the bodice by 1-1/2 inches.
  • Lengthened the skirt by 2 inches.
  • Omitted the ties at the neckline (I have cats and a preschooler... long ties just aren't practical for me).
  • Omitted the separate casing pieces at the waist-- I opted instead to stitch down the seam allowance where the skirt and bodice are joined and used that as the casing.
  • Ignored the cutting instructions for the skirt pieces so that I could take advantage of the lovely border on the fabric.

V1224, back view

This was actually a very easy dress to put together. I'm kind of kicking myself that it took me so long to get around to making it.

V1224, looking stylish

I love that it is something I wear anytime. It is comfy enough for everyday wear and I can still dress it up for an occasion with the right shoes and accessories. I really think I will get good wear out of this project and I can totally see myself making another dress like this if I find the right fabric for it.

V1224, jumping view

Hip-hip-hooray for a happy new dress!


  1. Girl you are killing it with the finishes! Way to rock it out! AND you look smashing in that dress! (I love the last pic! Way fun!)

  2. You look fabulous in your beautiful new dress. Hope hubby took you out on date while wearing it. :0)