FO:Vogue 1314

My love affair with knit fabric continues. This time I decided to make Vogue 1314. There are not many reviews of this dress online, and I wonder why. It really is a lovely pattern. The Vogue photo shoot had the model in a very strange pose. hmm..I think the pose is responsible for the lack of reviews, What do you think?

I used a fabric given to me by Claire last year. I had used part of it to make a maxi dress, and there was not much of it left. So I just squeezed this dress out of it.

The dress has sleeves, but I made mine sleeveless because I did not have enough fabric. When I make this dress again, which will be pretty soon, I shall make one with sleeves.

I made a size 14, which was not really necessary as I had to take it in at the waist after I made it. When I make it next, I will make a size 12, as I think that might fit me better.

There is not much to say about this dress, as making it was quite uneventful. It sews up really fast too. It calls for a lining, but I did not line it. For the armholes, I simply turned them in, and did a narrow hem. Job done.

I made it on Friday night when Noah went to bed, and wore it on Saturday for my alumni meeting. So, it is a really nice project when you want a new dress without spending days on it. My friends really liked it, and I got many compliments. Knit is the way forward for me I think, as it manages to hide my more unflattering lumps. I did wear Spanx though, to reign in those disobedient folds.

I want to make more dresses using this pattern, as I think it is a great wardrobe builder. I will mostly be wearing it to work, so I will make some with sleeves, and some without.



  1. October 14, 2012 / 12:10 am

    Wow, this looks fantastic on you! Nice job. 🙂 And I have to agree about the pattern picture – no way I would buy it (let alone review it) based on that. Based on your pictures now though, seriously considering it.

  2. October 14, 2012 / 12:27 am

    You look fantastic Dibs! Yeah, thos pictures with Vogue, I just can't go there lol..

  3. October 14, 2012 / 12:50 am

    You rocked in that dress Dibs. I was a little scared of the pattern too, but you've made me like it now.

  4. October 14, 2012 / 1:02 am

    You've convinced me that this pattern should be on my wish list. It looks so much better on you than on the model in that silly photo shoot!

  5. October 14, 2012 / 1:35 am

    Wow, this dress is perfection on you. The cut of the dress is great and the colour(s) of the dress look wonderful on you. Nice job. Vogue really messed up on the photos of this dress.

  6. Terri
    October 14, 2012 / 6:40 am

    Looks great on you! The stripes work really well with the gathers.

  7. October 14, 2012 / 6:44 am

    Hi Dibs, I love this dress on you !! I'll add this pattern on my to-buy list.

  8. October 14, 2012 / 8:44 am

    When I saw your pictures I thought 'how could I have missed that fantastic pattern' and then when I clicked through of course I'd seen it before but the photo was so bad…They should put you on the envelope! Not only is it a great dress, you look so happy wearing it.

  9. October 14, 2012 / 10:09 am

    I'm always struck by how absolutely gorgeous you are. You wear the clothes – the clothes don't wear you. This is a great design on you – perfect choice. I love love love your choice of fabric. Brilliant.

  10. October 14, 2012 / 10:17 am

    Lovely on you! Mine is cut and ready to sew. If you don't skip the lining, you should be able to skip the Spanx on your next version!

  11. October 14, 2012 / 10:53 am

    Another winner. Keep on that lucky roll!

  12. October 14, 2012 / 10:54 am

    This is super cute! I love the fit and the fabric. There are some crazy Vogue pattern poses out there which I often think scare people away. Me included… 🙂

  13. October 14, 2012 / 11:48 am

    Such a simple and flattering dress. It looks great on you. What is it with some of the poses you see on patterns – it just turns people off methinks!

  14. October 14, 2012 / 12:29 pm

    Good work Dibs, this is a fabulous make! I think Vogue should use you as their pattern model, you'd sure help them shift a few more copies, that's for sure!

  15. October 14, 2012 / 4:00 pm

    The dress looks great on you! I just bought this pattern, it's moving to the top of my "make list".

  16. October 15, 2012 / 6:07 am

    Lovely on you dibs!! It's so flattering and I agree, knits are awesome in so many ways, particularly in how quickly they get made up !!!

  17. October 15, 2012 / 7:57 am

    OMG! What was that Vogue model thinking?? Too high fashion, don't they get that we who sew want to see the details?
    Anyhoo… this dress is gorgeous on you! Perfect combo of fabric and pattern too, if you ask me!

  18. October 16, 2012 / 3:10 pm

    OMG you look AMAZING!!! What a yummy mummy you are! I'm also becoming a huge fan of knits. They're particularly great for us ladies who don't have a straight-down figure, you know, CURVES! lol I'm going to have to try out this pattern. Definitely.

  19. October 16, 2012 / 10:27 pm

    Wow! This looks GREAT! What a gorgeous dress and holy cow, your figure is amazing!

  20. October 19, 2012 / 6:02 pm

    what a great dress! You really did an amazing job!

  21. October 21, 2012 / 1:30 pm

    It looks really good on you!

  22. October 28, 2012 / 6:16 am

    I've been out of the blogosphere for a while (long story) and am just getting caught up on all my favorite blogs. May I just say: WOW, you look fantastic! Love the fabric, love the dress and love how happy you look it in. And respect for looking so put together with such a small baby – when mine were that age, I was definitely not as glamourous as you!

  23. November 2, 2012 / 11:46 am

    That fabric is rockin – you look amazeballs!! 🙂

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