Deep Purple Vogue 1250

wpid-20150121_135336-1.jpg I’m not sure why I delayed sewing up this pattern for so long. It has several glowing reviews on Pattern Review. I’m glad I finally made it and I now know why everyone loves it.

First of all there are only three pattern pieces one front side piece, a neck band and one back piece. It sewed up sew quickly, though the pattern was a bit tricky to cut. Also I was a hate when patterns don’t list finished measurements.

Secondly it only takes 1-1/4 yds (up to a size 14 but a size 20 only requires 2 yds)! I’m always buying small yardage remnants because I find great deals on them. So this is a great pattern to use for those frougie finds!

In fact, this purple ITY or lycra knit is a remnant find from a local store for just $2.99 for 1.5yds. There’s not much more to say about this one. It’s a great timeless, flattering pattern.


Pattern: Vogue 1250

Pattern Description: Close fitting drape neck pullover dress

Sizing: 8-16

Difficulty: 1

Fabric Used: Purple mystery (ITY/Rayon Lycra) knit remnant from a local store

Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes

Likes: I liked that it was only 3 pieces. I especially like the way the back seam fell.

Dislikes: I had a little issue with tapering at the bottom of the side dart but I just went back over that area again.

Pattern alterations or any design changes made: None

Would I sew it again? Yes, next time I want to try a printed fabric.

Would I recommend it to others? Yes I would.

Conclusion: This is a great dress that sews up quickly because and users so little yardage.

Total Cost: $2.99

1-1/4 yd  Purple knit remnant @ $2.99

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