Vogue V1234 has been in my collection for a couple of years. I fell in love with the silhouette, side drape and clean lines. I’m hippy and figured that the draping at the hip line would have a slimming effect. Let’s just say that the dress did not disappoint. I posted the finished version on IG @sew.ve.style and was asked to provide a pattern review.
- Where the instruction clear?
Very clear but overwhelming at the same time if that makes sense. The designer readily admits that the pattern is a puzzle and that the fun is in the details and to make it your own. For me, there were way too many lines to follow. So many that I had to use my marker just to keep up with all the darts, symbols, connection and pivot points. Whew Chile – I was exhausted.
- What did you like most?
Prep work is key to a successful outcome. Although I was overwhelmed having to trace the lines etc, it was easy to sew after a slow start. Once I figured out how the pieces fit – I didn’t need the instructions and was able to sail (sew) right thru.
- What did you like least?
Although I followed the instructions to the letter – some of the seams at the hipline had gaps. I had to take out the seam and restitch so that the fabrics draped correctly. Just know that if the instruction says stitch to the symbol – do exactly that. Don’t stop short of the symbol or sew past it or your seam will pucker, or you’ll have gaps.
- Would you make it again?
Yes, and I plan to. I have more ITY fabric in my stash that I need to use. There is a nice amount of ease in the design and even if you make a mistake or two (depending on your fabric choice) no one will ever know. This is a keeper. Plus it makes me look long and lean….well sorta 😊
Always Be Stylish ~ Always Be Fabulous
SewVeStyle by Venita Elaine