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Friday, June 3, 2011

Fruit of my Memorial Weekend Sewathon Part I

Don't faint...I'm finally posting a review pictures. I will say I fell short of my 7 garment goal. I had every intention of sewing when I got out of church Sunday but the weather put a damper on that. I spent most of the evening huddled in the laundry room. There were all sorts of tornado and severe storm warnings out. On Monday my husband decided he needed my undivided attention so that day too was a bust. I did sew on Tuesday and am really happy with the five garments I did get made--all dresses.

Vogue 1179

Pattern Description:

Very loose-fitting, pullover dress, above mid-knee length, has pleated front cowl collar and wide stitched hem.
Pattern Sizing:
6-22 I cut a size 16 at the neck and armhole and at the side seam gradually out to a size 20.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I think so. What do you think


Were the instructions easy to follow?
So easy even a caveman could follow them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
There is absolutely nothing to dislike about this pattern. It's been reviewed 21 times on PatternReview.com
Fabric Used:
Matte Jersey from Denver Fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The only alteration I made was to add 2" to the length. That was a first for me. I always have to make detailed alterations on my patterns.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Would I sew it again...already have


Conclusion:
This dress is so comfortable and stylish. It can be dressed up or down just by changing your jewelry and shoes. If you don't already have this pattern run, don't walk, to your nearest Vogue retailer!


26 comments:

  1. You look so stunning, love your fabric choice ...I just completed my second version of this dress too, and you are absolutely right, its such a beautiful pattern...

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  2. I know that I have pulled that pattern out of the drawer and put it back 1,179 times (no just kidding, but it has been quite a few times). After seeing your versions, V1179 is going back on the list. All of yours are wonderfully beautiful, and the pink one makes your look like a baby doll.

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  3. Great dresses! Yeah, definitely a wardrobe staple. I love your choices of fabrics! Too cute, Diva! The shoes in the last pic are fierce!

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  4. You're such a goddess! Love the gladiator heels!

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  5. Looks so stylish AND comfortable - patterns aren't usually both! Even though you fell short of your target, you've made some awesome garments :-D

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  6. I love these , your fabric choices are spot on . I LOVE those last shoes !!

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  7. All three looks so fashionable... Lovely fabric choice!

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  8. I, too, LOVE, this pattern. Your versions look fabulous, the fabrics are gorgeous and your styling is impeccable!!!

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  9. Too cute! The first print is awesome.

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  10. Love them all. The shoes in the last pic are To Die For.

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  11. Wow!!! Is all I can say! I too made this pattern and TOTALLY agree with every word you said! Unfortunately, I've on made this dress one time...but wearing the dress out and due for another (or two...three!) I love, love, love your fabric choices, all of them!! I following suit with Victoria...those last pair of shoes are the Greatest!!!

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  12. You look phenomenal in those dresses and I agree with everyone else, your fabric choices are fantastic. I've made this dress once, but I plan on making a few more, they are very versatile and comfy too.

    By the way, I'm coming for a visit and going shopping in your shoe closet.

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  13. Pssst. Guess what, I wear a 9 1/2 too. I

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  14. Love the each one of these dresses - they look so summery and comfortable!

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  15. What a way to work a pattern, love them all.

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  16. You look amazing in each dress. I too think this is the absolute best pattern of the season. I have made one and now am inspired by you to make some more. Great work.

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  17. Cute and stylish...each one! I really like the colorful prints you used.

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  18. You are totally rocking all these dresses! You have taken the word DIVA to the next level!

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  19. WOW! You've got three really GREAT new dresses on your hands! I love them ALL. Way to go KMQ - get the right pattern and go to town. These are really workin' for you! Love your shoe collection too! ESPECIALLY the red ones! Nice work!

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  20. This is a great dress! No wonder you made it three times. Each one has it's own character and looks both stylish and comfy.

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  21. I love this dress. All three dress have their own look and style to them even though the came from the same pattern. This is a really great look for summer.

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  22. My dear! You look great in these dresses!!!!! We had some bad storms yesterday, but we've had much worse earlier, so it wasn't too bad.
    Again, you look amazing!!!! You are very productive!

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  23. Well done! The animal print is AWESOME :)

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  24. I love it! You look fantastic! I have that pattern and have never attempted it because I thought that it would be shapeless, but you are proving that wrong!

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