Tuesday, February 21, 2012

DIY Dress: Pattern Review of V1250



Pattern Description: Dresses

Pattern Sizing: I cut size 6

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? This is a really easy pattern and really good for a beginner who wants to try a Vogue pattern.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Well, I think I am the last person to try this pattern, lol I have had it on my "to-sew" list for a while and I finally got around to sewing it. I really love this dress because I like when patterns have surprise construction details that you don't see in the picture. I like the dart at the shoulders and that the skirt wraps from to back with o side seams, clever.

Fabric Used: Lime Green DK

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I sewed it without making adjustments but when I tried it on it was big on the sides and I didn't like the loose look so I had to take it in a good 1.5" on both sides!

Would you sew it again? I might make it again in black just so I can have an easy to wear black dress in my closet.


Would you recommend it to others? Yes!


How I Wore It...








20 comments:

  1. Lovely as always! That green looks great on you.

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  2. Be ashamed of yourself - that thing is beautiful. And no you are not the last to make it cause I haven't made it yet either. But I must, I must. The color you chose is so wonderful, and how did you ever think about pairing it with a jean jacket. Never would have thought of that - wonderful!

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  3. LOVE it! The cowl is so pretty, and I really like green.

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  4. This dress is gorgeous I love the leopard belt you look stunning!!!

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  5. Hi Mimi-

    I love the lime dress. Your hair is beautiful. What products do you use?

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  6. Gorgeous Mimi, just absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  7. I am excited to make this dress. I just cut it out! Unique color choice, and it works well!

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  8. I decided that it's high time I got around to making this dress too. You mentioned that you took the dress in 1.5 inches on each side. Please clarify exactly where you did this at. I thought the dress did not have side seams below waist. Or is the waist the area that you took in the 1.5 inches?

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  9. P.S. I'm going to hold out on cutting the fabric until I hear from you. Thanks in advance for your help!

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  10. Hi Faye

    you are correct there are no side seams all the way down they start under the arm and blend into a dart. I took it in from the underarm up to that dart that ends just below the hip.

    xoxo
    mimi g.

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  11. Hi JustSay!

    I use Garnier Fructis Surf Hair (Texture Paste Matte Effect)

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  12. Thank you Mimi - I was a little confused.

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  13. Add me to the list! I haven't made it yet either and I have the fabric and the shoes! (no excuses!) I'm on it! Luv the green!!

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  14. Absolutlely gorgeous. I'm just about to start making this dress myself - It would be great if I could get it looking half as good as yours

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  15. Do you sell your creations? Can I buy that dress? Great style!

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  16. Mimi I love that dress! Do you make dresses for people? Could I buy one from you please? Would really love one. xxx

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  17. Mimi I love this green dress and would love one for summer! Could I be cheeky and ask you if I could pay you to make me one?

    Thanks so much...

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  18. Mimi I love that dress! Do you make dresses for people? Could I buy one from you please? Would really love one. xxx

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  19. Hello Mimi!

    I am new to your site. I can't remember how I came across your site, but I am addicted to your blog!! LOL!!! Your style is impeccable. You definitely inspire me to continue improving in my sewing. I have made a few things, but I am not the best at measuring to my size very well. I use some of the clothes in my closet to get an idea on how I want something to fit me. I saw that you started with that in the beginning as well. THat was inspiring. Anyhow, I love this green dress that you made. I am currently a plus-size gal, but am trimming down and this is the dress I would love to make for myself. I wonder if you could make a dress like this with color blocking or something too. Please keep the info coming. You Rock!

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  20. I've had this pattern for a while now and could not figure out what type of fabric to purchase. THANK YOU! I can't wait to make this dress! I also love that you made this dress stop below the knee. STUNNING!

    <3

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.