Do you remember Vogue 1250? It was the dress everyone was making a couple of years ago – I jumped on the bandwagon with my Accidental Dress and although it didn’t look too bad in the photo’s I posted on the blog, it really was too big to be flattering on me and so was never worn. I found it again recently and put it in the pile to go to the charity shop, but that got me thinking…
Yesterday I found the pattern again and this time cut out a smaller size using Navy Roma jersey from The Fabric Godmother. I’ve written before about how much I like this fabric, it is probably slightly thicker than the pattern calls for but I know it will wear well and be comfortable.
A couple of hours later I had a dress – yes it really only took that long! There is nothing complicated about this pattern and with only three pieces it doesn’t take much to put it together.
The combination of a smaller size and less stretch fabric make the fit perfect. My only concern is the sleeve caps which seem to stick out a little. If I were to wear the dress as it is I wouldn’t be too worried but I know I will be cold at work without a jacket or cardigan and these will add extra bulk. I haven’t thought how to get around this as yet and it may be that I will come back and add some sleeves at some point.
BTW the pictures in the background were painted by my lovely friend Jim, if you want to see more of his work you can look here http://www.kelsopaintings.com/JK_Paintings_Test_site/Home_Second.html