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!

Anonymous 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!