Saturday, August 20, 2011

Vogue 1250 Twice

From Vogue1250


From Vogue1250


Everyone's been making this design with great success, and it looked like my kind of style, so I had to do it too. I am pleased with both versions. I made the print one first, with no alterations, although I cut a 14 at the hip and shoulder, moving to a 20 at the bust. I didn't do an FBA since the style is pretty forgiving, with a lot of ease where I need it. I shortened the back waist before making the print version, then shortened it some more, and shortened the front above the bust on the next version. I think on the second (lavender) version it looks very much as it should. The print version hides the excess folds in its busy print, so it's not a problem.

The lavender is a slinky-type knit, although it's not really a true slinky, and it had its ribs and its greatest stretch running on the crossgrain so that's how I cut it. One side had a little more variation in color, so I made that the right side.

Here are side-back photos of both dresses, and you can see the folds, such as they are. I suppose if I want to get rid of more of them, I'll have to shorten some more above the bust point. I'm not sure it's a problem at this point.
From Vogue1250

From Vogue1250


I got a lot of compliments on the lavender dress at the Mu Phi convention, which was nice. I thought it looked good, too. I wore it as you see it here, and also put on a little shrug about halfway through the evening. It's a new Marfy pattern, and I will be posting about it next.

11 comments:

Rachel said...

I think both of your dresses look fabulous!!!

Cynthia said...

I agree; both versions look very lovely on you. I can't decide which version I like the best! Wonderful job.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

You look amazing in these dresses...simply amazing!

KayY said...

Great dresses!

Susan said...

Fabulous! I love the printed fabric you chose for this one.

patti said...

Beautiful, Liana!

Elaray said...

Very pretty dresses! And that red print is beautiful.

Sigrid said...

Beautiful, the print is very nice.

patsijean said...

Very nice. I loved Carolyn's versions and yours are also beautiful. That is one heck of a pattern and I need to purchase it. I have a couple of knit prints that would work for it. Thanks for sharing.

Leah said...

I can't decide which one I like better.

Cennetta said...

Two great looking dresses. Beautiful fabric choices. This was my favorite easy Vogue dress of the summer.