Pattern Planning – Vogue 1224

08 Jun

I love pattern review, y’all. I haven’t spent a ton of time on there, but sometimes it is invaluable for seeing real bodies wearing clothes, rather than models.

I mean, if all I saw was this…

vogue 1224

vogue 1224

…I’d probably never have picked it up! But instead, I saw all of the beautiful interpretations of my fellow seamstresses, and I was amazed at how gorgeous the dress was on so many body types. Here’s crossing fingers for mine!

So here’s the thing with this pattern — which I got from vogue on sale for less than $5 — it’s a slinky little number, meant to be made with 2-way stretch knits only. I’m fine with that, but how does one tell if something is a 2-way stretch? I see rayon spandex, cotton spandex, and nylon spandex listed, but most fabric stores don’t use the word “spandex”… they use lycra (I’m guessing?)… it makes it really hard to figure out!

I’m planning on lengthening it just a touch, so I was thinking of getting 2 yards instead of the 1 5/8 yd the pattern calls for. I’ve got good legs, but I’ve got modesty, too 😉

I’m thinking something like this would work? But at $20 a yard, that would make it a $40 dress… $40 for a little scrap of fabric? Oh wow… I clearly need to get my sewing head into the 21st century where everything is hella expensive! This one is only $12, so it would be $24… but still!

Counting out my pennies… very slowly.


Posted by on June 8, 2011 in creations, fashion, planning


2 responses to “Pattern Planning – Vogue 1224

  1. CarlaF-in Atlanta

    June 9, 2011 at 10:19 am

    “sometimes it is invaluable for seeing real bodies wearing clothes, rather than models” I’m with you on this! I wouldn’t have picked up that pattern either if I hadn’t seen other sewers who made it AND looked good wearing it. BTW, I’m also a librarian 🙂


  2. kathleen

    June 9, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Carla, that is too funny! Librarians are aome of the craftiest — make that THE craftiest — ladies I know!


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