The Oh Johnny Vogue 1314 Dress

Ahem! Not a very imaginative post title, but it will have to do.

So, I finally made a dress using one of the John Kaldor fabric I bought from Remnant House. You will remember that I had been coveting a dress from Phase Eight, but of course, it was out of my reach budget wise. Thank God for the fact that I can sew. I had been thinking of what pattern to use, and I finally decided on Vogue 1314. I had used this before, and I loved it. This dress can double up as a work dress, and as something I could wear to a fancy occasion.

It was an uneventful make. Probably because I had made it before. The one thing I have to stress about this pattern, again, is that it runs big. I made a 14, and I took the waist in a lot. I keep meaning to adjust the pattern, but I just have not had the time to do it. 

I really love sewing with knit fabric because it removes the need for alot of pattern adjustments. Especially as I have such a generous backside, as you can see from the next picture. My aunt in Cameroon calls it “the people’s choice”. It took me a while to accept the fact that my butt will never be small, but now I have, and I really don’t care if it looks big or not. I have embraced it. I like wearing figure hugging dresses, but with woven fabric, it is more difficult for me to get a good fit. I am not really good at adjusting patterns, so I try to stick to full skirts.

The weather has been really awful for the last two days. I am afraid out great British Summer, all two days of it, is over. So the boots are out once more. I am still hoping some sunshine will waltz around these parts soon, but in the meantime, boots are in.



  1. May 23, 2013 / 8:57 pm

    Love you Dibs! I'm with you on knit fabrics too! I have Renfrews coming out of my eyeballs, Love your snazzy new dress, much nicer than the phase eight! x

  2. May 23, 2013 / 9:19 pm

    This is just gorgeous, what a fantastic job you did!

  3. Nnene
    May 23, 2013 / 9:50 pm

    Dibo you di too shine chia! I love the dress, a beg make my own oh. You look stunning and fabulous

  4. May 23, 2013 / 9:53 pm

    Ooh lala! Looking great, Dibs!

  5. May 23, 2013 / 9:55 pm

    Lovely outfit Dibs and the style really suit your figure, and I hope you don't mind me saying but your butt is fabulous I'm so glad you've embarrassed it, just think nicki minaj supposedly paid for hers to look like that!!

  6. May 23, 2013 / 10:41 pm

    Awesome dress, Dibs!! And you look fab as always!

  7. May 23, 2013 / 11:00 pm

    Mag-freaking-nificent. The dress, and the lady in it too. 🙂

  8. Anonymous
    May 24, 2013 / 9:40 am

    Love it!

  9. May 24, 2013 / 10:22 am

    Gorgeous dress, and I love your hair wrap too. I had to laugh at your description of your summer, but at least your dress looks awesome with your boots!

  10. May 24, 2013 / 12:46 pm

    you look amazing! A great fit and print.x

  11. May 24, 2013 / 1:41 pm

    Your choice of fabrics make this dress really amazing! You are stunning.

  12. May 24, 2013 / 3:49 pm

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! You wear that really well!

  13. May 24, 2013 / 8:31 pm

    The whole outfit is awesome Dibs, You look great. I am only just starting to sew with knit fabrics and I am converted.

  14. May 24, 2013 / 8:42 pm

    You're fabulous! 🙂

  15. May 24, 2013 / 11:06 pm

    You look fantastic in your dress. Its a really cool print.

  16. May 25, 2013 / 7:54 am

    Ooo! Your dress is lovely, and you look fabulous!

  17. May 25, 2013 / 8:10 am

    hihihihihi. Thanks Stevie. Can you believe I have never made the Renfrew? and I have the pattern.

  18. May 25, 2013 / 8:10 am

    Thanks Laura

  19. May 25, 2013 / 8:11 am

    Ma sister man go do how noh? i just dey try for hold body.

  20. May 25, 2013 / 8:11 am

    Thanks hon.

  21. May 25, 2013 / 8:13 am

    lol. Thanks Sarah. People like Nicki( if she did pay for it), make me happy to think its really that cool to have a big backside.

  22. May 25, 2013 / 8:13 am

    Thanks so much

  23. May 25, 2013 / 8:13 am

    Aww thank you. Mr.Dibs says I only doll up for the blog. lol

  24. May 25, 2013 / 8:14 am

    Thanks Ms.McCall.

  25. May 25, 2013 / 8:14 am

    Thanks Katy

  26. May 25, 2013 / 8:14 am

    Oh yes, the Great British summer. I get really envious when I see your pictures full of sunshine.

  27. May 25, 2013 / 8:15 am

    Thanks Charlotte

  28. May 25, 2013 / 8:15 am

    Thanks Anna. I will make sure I show this comment to Mr.Dibs.

  29. May 25, 2013 / 8:15 am

    Thanks Fiona, and can I say again I loved your Elisalex dress?

  30. May 25, 2013 / 8:16 am

    Aww, thanks Zora. Knit is the way forward for me.

  31. May 25, 2013 / 8:16 am

    Thanks Tania.

  32. May 25, 2013 / 8:17 am

    Thanks Crystalpleats. I love John Kaldor

  33. May 25, 2013 / 8:17 am

    Thanks Lynne

  34. May 25, 2013 / 11:47 pm

    AHHHHHHH OMG, this is too fabulous!!! Love this dress, and you look amazing!

  35. May 26, 2013 / 9:04 am

    What a FABULOUS print – you look sassy and sexy! awesome make!

  36. May 27, 2013 / 10:32 pm

    This dress is SO pretty. I'm such a sucker for large scale floral on dark backgrounds. And dang girl, you know we're ALL jealous of that booty, right?

  37. July 3, 2013 / 3:43 pm

    Wow Dibs, this dress is stunning. The fabric is fabulous. Looks HOT on you. Great job…

  38. August 1, 2013 / 5:27 am

    Hehehe "The people's choice" I will remember to pull that one out to anyone whenever any woman in our family asks "do I look fat in these pants?" It's the people's choice, baby!

  39. August 3, 2013 / 4:36 pm

    Great, great dress! So nice meeting you today! Can't wait to see with what you come up next! Charlie

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