Monday, October 19, 2009

Vogue 1027 Dress

I made the Vogue 1027 dress.  It had many good reviews on PatternReview.  The fabric is a poly/lycra matte jersey from Joann.  I love the large geometric print and the jewel tones in it.

Here are a couple of changes  I made to the pattern based on others' reviews.
1.  Eliminated the elastic in the waist.
2.  Eliminated the sleeve facings (I serged the edges and did a narrow hem).
3.  Cut out extra pieces of the tie ends so the wrong sides won't show.

I ran into a few snags while working on this dress.  I didn't have a large enough area to cut out the pattern pieces, which made it a little tricky.  I also found it difficult to lay the matte jersey  flat, which is mostly like due to the size of surface area.  I normally make the pattern size that is one size down from what it should be based on measurements.  However, I didn't have the smaller size and made the size I "should've been" based on the pattern size chart.  The dress was rather large.  I took in at least 1.5 inches at the sides around the waist.  I also sewed the pockets in wrong.  I didn't think through the process and made the pockets go towards the back of the dress instead of the front.  I'm not sure how to fix this since I serged it to the bodice (oh well...).

I didn't like the dress at first.  It seemed too bulky around my waist, but it's grown on me and now I like it.  I just haven't decided on the length... I like it, but I wonder if I'd like it more if it was shorter.  I don't own any dresses that are this length so maybe it's something I just need to get used to.  Overall, I'm happy with my dress.  :)

Front:
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Back:
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I really like the pleats on the bodice. Bodice & tie detail: (Please excuse the awkward shot.)
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Review.

22 comments:

AllisonC said...

It looks great, I love that fabric. Maybe you could post a full length picture and get some opinions on the length?

Eugenia said...

Beautiful dress - I love that print, it's stunning and really suits you.

Eliana said...

Fantastic dress!!! It's very stylish on you. You did a great job! Congrats :)

cindy said...

Very flattering! Nice construction and great fabric.

Tanya said...

Very cute, love the fabric.

Opal said...
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Opal said...

Very nice. I like the style and the fabric

Krystal (aka Pirouette) said...

Very nice! The fabric print really pops!

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

That fabric is from JoAnn's?? Mine never has fabric that nice! Your dress is fabulous.

Susan said...

I know that I already commented on PR, but this looks fantastic on you. I really is a great fabric choice for the pattern. Love it!

NGLaLALa said...

Thanks, everyone~!
@AllisonC - Great idea! I'll try to get some pictures taken this weekend.

Faye Lewis said...

Wow! I love your dress and the fabric. You have made me want to make that dress.

Byrdie said...

Very nice! I really like the bold print of this fabric. It looks great on you.

Antoinette said...

Can't see the length but it is a great dress! Nice work.

Sheila said...

The dress looks fabulous on you and the colors are so pretty.

Adrienne said...

Love this dress!!

NGLaLALa said...

Thank you ladies~!

Karin said...

The dress looks gorgeous on you. Really beautiful!

lasandrou said...

I love your dress, it's beautiful !!!

NGLaLALa said...

Thanks, Karin and lasandrou!

meli88a said...

nice to find your blog too! I love the fabric you used in this dress -- it's a great print!

Kuka said...

wow - this looks SO good! it looks like it fits you perfectly!