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Sunday, May 1, 2011

On the Vogue 1250 bandwagon

Before I forget, congratulations Faye. You're the winner of the sewing theme cards. I probably won't be able to get them in the mail until the end of the week so be on the lookout for them next week. I have my surgery tomorrow morning so I won't be able to mail them any sooner.
I haven't been doing my usual amount of sewing for a couple of reasons. First I'm smitten with making greeting cards and second, standing at the ironing board is murder on my knee. Tuesday I go back to see the orthopedic surgeon to find out how soon I can get the knee replacement. Any amount of standing causes my knee to swell up larger than my breast. WTH. No need in putting off the inevitable.
Yesterday I cut out and sewed Vogue 1250.


After checking out what was up on Pattern Review, I decided that I should make some adjustments to the pattern before I began. I didn't want the drape to pull across the front nor did I want it too tight around the hips. I went a little overboard in my alterations. I wasn't feeling the fabric either. I'm considering this my muslin.


Husband and I both hated it until I added the belt. He loves the fabric. Me...not so much. Can I wear a black belt and nude colored shoes together?


I added a center back seam in the bodice with some additional width. For the next version I might add side seams to the skirt. I also added to the length of the bodice both front a back...bad idea. I guess I didn't need that but I'd rather have a garment that is too large than one that is too small. I added 3" to the skirt which I did need. I haven't hem it yet. 
This dress is super easy to sew but somewhat difficult to alter. I'm making it again because I love the drape. Might try to make it tonight.


I finally wore Simplicity 2684 to church today. My stylist (husband) didn't go so I took it on myself to wear it like this. 


He gave it the seal of approval after pointing out that he thinks the "shrug" looked a little "hootchie" and the hair a little to wild! What? I need a new stylist.

21 comments:

  1. You make me laugh- a "hoochie shrug!"

    I think you can wear beige shoes and a black belt, no problem. Your animal print muslin looks good in the pictures, but I understand that sometimes things just don't feel right. I hope you are feeling well.

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  2. I like your dress both ways with and without the belt. Interesting that you added a back seam...that thought never occurred to me! I really like the shoes on your church outfit...and I hope all goes well with your surgery!!!

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  3. I like you dresses... I hope your surgery goes very well. God bless!

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  4. Your dress looks great - I like it with the belt and the nude shoes look good! Good luck with your surgery.

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  5. I LOVE WINNING. Take your time getting to the post office, I do understand. Praying your surgery is a big success. I love the vogue dress belted. I got that pattern last week. What part of it did you do the alterations on. I made a vogue dress a few months ago and the instructions said "cannot alter bodice after construction has started", or something to that effect. They were so very correct. The bodice swallows and I cannot go back in to alter now. I'm thinking about taking the ENTIRE dress apart and cutting it a size smaller in the bodice. Wouldn't normally go through that much trouble, but I paid too much for the fabric to let the dress just adorn my closet. If you need my address, I will email it to you.

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  6. Prayers for a speedy recovery!

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  7. Both dresses are lovely. Love the nude shoes with the Vogue dress. A muslin...really? Love the shoes you wore to church today! May all go well with your surgery! God Bless!

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  8. LOL still trying to figure out how a shrug looks hootchie. The dress looks good with the belt and shoes. I just bought this pattern at the $3.99 Vogue sale at Hancocks this weekend and I hope my version turns out as good as yours. I hope all goes well with your surgery.

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  9. I love both dresses---they're really pretty. The print on the first is fabulous! I think I need to jump on that bandwagon. Great job Lady:) BTW, cute hair!

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  10. I love those dresses! Fabulous! And I pray for you have a speedy recovery!

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  11. You look great in both dresses!

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  12. Both dresses are pretty! Praying for a quick recover.

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  13. I like both dresses. I will be praying for a speedy recovery and will miss you in Chicago.

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  14. This is a great dress - I have a very similar Simplicity wardrobe pattern that I will make up soon. Hope your health will be restored.

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  15. Very pretty! Praying for your quick recovery!

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  16. Praying for a speedy recovery! Hubby sounds like my DJ...I know a week is not going to go by without him saying "Is that what you are wearing?" lol
    I like both dresses.

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  17. You know, I just love the animal print fabric. It looks awesome on you! I do pray you are feeling okay after your recent surgery and that all goes smoothly with your healing. I was so blessed by your generosity with the sewing cards. Thanks again. Green is my favorite color! I also love how precise you are with all the little details on the cards. You can really tell how much pride goes into making them!

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  18. I love what you have done with this dress, these are just the alterations I need to make to make this dress work for me. And I don't think your hair is too wild, you look great. So maybe keep the stylist but don't pay attention all the time. Good thoughts on your post op recovery.

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  19. Both dresses look good on you. Have a speedy recovery!

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  20. I really like your fabric! I think is't really, really nice with those shoes too! You have the greatest shoes! Good Luck with your surgery!

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  21. Girl, you look fierce in V1250. And of course, you can wear a black belt and beige shoes.

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