Vogue 1250 dress

Continuing with the theme of easy makes this week, is vogue 1250, a DKNY pattern.

I LOVE this dress.

It is a cowl neck pattern, but I decided, because I am crazy like that, to wear it off my shoulders. I have been looking for an off the shoulder pattern, but I have not been able to find one….yet…so in the meantime, I shall wear this dress like this.

A dodgy picture……

Don’t know what was going in with my face here
I don’t know why I kept looking to my left.

 When pairing it with the jacket, I decided to wear it with the cowl out as it was designed to be.

And for the stats

Pattern Used: Vogue 1250 

Pattern Sizing: I made a size 14 for the top, then tapered out to 16 from the waist down.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I think so

Were the instructions easy to follow? Pretty much. 

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The instructions for the binding at the back of the neck were a bit fiddly I think

Fabric Used: Cotton jersey from Walthamstow market. £2/metre

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added about 2 inches to the cowl to deepen it.

Would you sew it again? Definitely. In black for a LBD, and then some jewel tone colour. 

Would you recommend it to others? For shizzle. If you don’t have this pattern, buy it NOW.



  1. May 16, 2012 / 6:02 pm

    Qui veut try ton how far? I like!

  2. May 16, 2012 / 6:44 pm

    OMG, I want this dress and I need this pattern! It looks fab off the shoulders, I think if I get round to making it I will totally steal your idea to wear it like that. Oh, and how teeny tiny does your waist look!?! Good work ;o)

  3. May 16, 2012 / 6:58 pm

    What a lovely dress, and you look great!

    Also v jealous of your cheap jersey in such a fab pattern – wish I lived near that market!

  4. May 16, 2012 / 8:07 pm

    It's beautiful, I love the print. You look gorgeous!! 🙂

  5. May 16, 2012 / 8:27 pm

    Ooooh I love it. You are looking gorgeous 🙂

  6. May 17, 2012 / 4:04 am

    That dress worn like that is b-a-d!!! I started a wearable muslin of 1250 way bock in February-and there it still sits. I need to go ahead and get it finished.

  7. May 17, 2012 / 5:24 am

    This dress is stunning on you ! I love it ! And the fabric is really cute ! You did a great job ! I have made this pattern but the dress is too small on me, maybe I'll try again !

  8. May 17, 2012 / 6:30 am

    wow! beautiful fabric, lovely pattern and you look great.

  9. May 17, 2012 / 9:38 am

    personne la go.

  10. May 17, 2012 / 9:40 am

    hahahaha. regarding the waist, optical illusion my dear, optical illusioin.

  11. May 17, 2012 / 9:41 am

    Thanks Kestrel. Will try to procure you some next time I am there.

  12. May 17, 2012 / 9:41 am

    Thanks gal.

  13. May 17, 2012 / 9:42 am

    Thanks Jane. Its abit to do with the price I must admit. I get influenced by the price lol

  14. May 17, 2012 / 9:42 am

    Thanks Lynne

  15. May 17, 2012 / 9:43 am

    You should get it out. I bet you will love it.

  16. May 17, 2012 / 9:44 am

    Merci Lasandrou. Did you make it all in one size? I used both 14 and 16.

  17. May 17, 2012 / 9:44 am

    Thanks Mumasu

  18. May 17, 2012 / 11:38 am

    Wow, another fabulous dress!! I love that you wear it styled on and off the shoulder.

  19. May 17, 2012 / 2:21 pm

    And to think you JUST HAD A BABY! Just stop showing off looking so darn good. 😉

  20. May 17, 2012 / 7:54 pm

    Woah Mamma!! WOW, this dress looks absolutely FANTASTIC on you Dibbs! Simply stunning. I am going to have to get this pattern tout-suite!!!!

  21. May 18, 2012 / 1:13 am

    lol. Buy it, you won't regret it.

  22. May 18, 2012 / 1:14 am

    hihihiiihihi. Its the camera Mela.

  23. May 18, 2012 / 1:14 am

    Thanks Shelly.

  24. Debby
    May 20, 2012 / 9:34 am

    You look beautiful in it.

  25. May 20, 2012 / 11:18 am

    Looks lovely! Such a cool print, too!

  26. May 21, 2012 / 3:59 am

    Fantastic! Your make looks better than the pattern envelope!

  27. May 21, 2012 / 5:27 am

    You are ROCKING this dress 100%! I love that you move the cowl up and down for a completely unique look each time.

  28. May 23, 2012 / 1:54 pm

    You look fantastic!!!! Love the dress.. How is Mr. Noah doing? sending prayers to each of you.

  29. May 24, 2012 / 3:31 pm

    Wow, you look great! Seriously… Great! The dress perfectly accentuates your hourglass figure, and the bold print goes so well with your complexion. Amazing!

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