Friday, August 26, 2011
Blue and White Dress --Vogue 1207 ---A Review
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? You know what, they actually were! The sleeves are pleated then gathered. The sleeves become part of the bodice. The darts of the bodice must match the darts of the skirt. It all goes together with clear instructions and diagrams.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? My daughter loved the back or lack there of. That was the deciding factor for this dress.
Fabric Used: I used a polyester crepe. It is royal blue with white flowers. My daughter picked it up at the Textile Museum's More Than a Yard Sale a couple of years ago. I think we paid $5.00 for the piece.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened the dress by two inches as my daughter is tall. I did not add the hook and eye at the top. I installed the invisible zipper right up to the edge. I used an 8" zip as that's what I had. There is no difficulty in putting on or removing the dress.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Because of it's unique style, I don't see a need for more than one dress like this. I would recommend it to others. It is rated average by Vogue and I think that that is accurate.
Conclusion: This was another dress I made for my daughter. She has worn it to a couple of events and is happy with it. This dress does require a low back foundation garment. Oh, I almost forgot the best feature of this dress - it has POCKETS!.
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