I am SO pleased with how this dress turned out!
It was one of those perfect sewing moments, where the fabric and pattern and sewing somehow all completely worked this time. And it fits, too!
This pattern (Vogue Patterns 1161) worked like a dream. I’d highly recommend it – and plan to write it up on patternreview.com soon!
With the bright, busy print you can’t see the seaming details, but the silhouette is incredibly flattering.
The extended shoulders form built-in cap sleeves – so slimming! Even on the dress form, it makes her waist look teeny-tiny. I can’t wait for it to work its magic on me…
My favourite part? The back view. It’s full of excellent details: the knot at the top of the bodice, the flirty peek-a-boo cutout, the flare at the centre back – fabulous!
Plus, this was my second time working with this fabric so I’d already figured out the tricks (iron low, for one!)
I’d definitely make this dress pattern again. Even the length was great, and usually everything ends up too long for me! That’s something to think about if you’re considering this style and you’re on the tall side. You may need to add to the length.
I can picture it in more prints (more florals!) or in a bright solid, coral, perhaps?
Actually, it would be the perfect Little Black Dress, don’t you think?