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
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