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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Rebecca Taylor - Vogue 1315

I have another bra in the works but took a quick break to stitch up Vogue 1315.




I wanted to make this a couple of months ago but couldn't find the fabric! It's a very lightweight sweater-type knit for JoAnns. It has wonderful recovery. I only used the directions for the pocket detail, which my photographer was much too impatient to capture and that my print obscures.

On the envelope photo the model isn't wearing a belt but let's just say it's not a good look without one. I wish I had placed my pattern pieces a little differently because I keep focusing on that "splat" pattern on the bodice. Luckily it's not dead center.

As always I made an FBA. The instructions were well written although I didn't follow them exactly. A raw edge is supposed to be exposed at the neckline and I omitted that detail. A word of caution--This dress is SHORT! Even though I added 4" of length, I'd be much more comfortable with 6". I didn't allow for wearing a belt. As it is my hem is only 1/2".

Although the pattern is supposed to be semi-fitted through the bust, I say it's more loose-fitting. Because of it's short length, this dress won't get nearly as much wear as it would if it were longer. Then again, wearing it with tights and boots might be an option. I will make it again with the length changes and possibly short sleeves for the Spring season.

9 comments:

  1. Love it. I haven't gotten that pattern in my pattern vault as of yet, but looks like I'm going to have to have this one too. Boy I wish I could sew underwear and bra's. They are on my sewing bucket list though.

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  2. I love your dress. Great fabric.

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  3. Love that print and the way you styled the whole outfit.

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  4. I love your fabric selection :)

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  5. Very pretty, love the fabric.

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  6. Those are great colors on you! Definitely a winner!

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  7. GORGEOUS! I want that fabric! Love, love, love this dress on you!

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