Pattern Vogue 1027 Dress
Pattern Description: Calf length dress has semi-fitted, pleated and lapped bodice, bias skirt with inseam pockets and stitched hems.
Pattern Sizing: 6-12, 14-22. I made an 8 (instead of my usual 12. This pattern does run large!). I’m so proud of myself. I traced out my 8 instead of cutting it, just to make sure that if I needed to alter the pattern, the original pattern is still in tact. As luck would have it, 8 ended up being the perfect size!
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing? Yes! The black floral dress was my muslin. I made the pink after I was sure the black one fit. I love them both!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes! This dress is so easy to make. Each dress took about two-and-a-half hours to make (excluding cutting).
Fabric used: Slinky spandex knit from Fabric.com. Both fabrics were an impulse buy while I was surfing the net at work. The fabric worked out great for this dress, but it’s a bit heavy for this time of the year.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I left out the pockets and the elastic around the waist (I can see why they suggest elasticizing the waist. There is a teeny bit of extra fabric there that the elastic would have otherwise cinched up. However, the tie band takes care of any looseness in the waist). I followed Christina’s example and folded the tie in half so that the wrong side of the fabric doesn’t show. Also, I omitted the sleeve facing. I just serged the edge, turned under and hemmed. Also, for the neckline, I hemmed it at 3/8″ versus the instruction’s 5/8″.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I’ve sewn it twice, and I think that about does it for me, at least during this season! I highly recommend this pattern to others. It’s super easy and extremely flattering.
Conclusion I got so many compliments on my floral muslin; I couldn’t believe it. I thought the fabric was rather crazy, but I got rave reviews from friends when I wore it last weekend. I even got a request from a friend to make a dress for her!