DIY Color-Blocked Dress + Pattern Review V1329
When this pattern came out I knew I wanted to make it especially since I am a Kay Unger fan but I just could not manage to get to it so when Michael Levine’s showed me this amazing fabric I knew EXACTLY how I would use it.
The fabric is a double faced wool/knit blend meaning one side is this amazing PINK and the back is a bold RED which makes this gorgeous fabric so cool to use because I got a color-blocked dress from only one single fabric!!
Dress DIY / Necklace F21 / Bangles J. Crew / Watch MK / Shoes Steve Madden (old)
Pattern Description: V1329 Close-fitting, lined dress (fitted through hips) has yokes, right front with pleats, back princess seams, and invisible zipper. Fabric Used: Wool/Knit Blend Double Faced (Pink/Red) Item Number: ML#243635 available HERE Use MIMIJUNE10 at check out for 10% off your purchase. *note: the fabric comes in 2.5 Yard pieces and should be on the site shortly, it was just added today so check again this afternoon*
Pattern Sizing: I cut the 8 but had to grade down about 1″ on both sides. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done? Yes Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes actually for a Vogue “Designer” pattern is was pretty straight forward. Not too many pieces and once the front and back are constructed it is easy to make fitting adjustments to the side seams (if not much is needed) without having to fuss to much. Also if you have never made a dress with a full lining this one is not that difficult to do.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the style and classic sheath feel and I love anything color-blocked so being able to make this dress from only one fabric was just icing on the cake.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Just took it in about 2″ total on the waist to hip but other then that it was a good fit. I wish I would have checked the length because I prefer this style dress to come to mid knee or below but it works 😉
Would you sew it again? No, I don’t think I need another one of these but I do recommend it.
Inside: Full lining with a slinky knit in pink and red