Sunday, 26 February 2012
Vogue 1258 Vena Cava Dress
I purchased this pattern last year and as usual didn't do much with it. My excitement tends to go as far as the purchase. After reading a few reviews and seeing how fab everyone looked in it, I decided to cut it out. That was a few months ago. Yesterday morning I had some spare time so I decided to take it out and have a go.
I used a tribal style printed cotton lycra that I probably bought about 5 years ago. Nice thick weight, I knew from other reviewers that the dress was quite clingy and I didn't want it too thin. I didn't sew the shoulder flaps on straightaway because I wasn't convinced about them. I attached them at the end.
Overall, I have to say that I am really pleased with this dress, my first properly made dress in years. I love the fit, the forgiving nature (it hides a tummy really well, so great for a dinner date!) and it was fairly easy to make.
I really like how the fabric turned out, it even worked well with one of my favourite necklaces. I didn't do any adjustments, I wear a UK 14 and cut a 16 and it was fine, possibly a little big but I don't like tight fitting garments. I have some black snake print jersey that is just crying out for this pattern so I might be making that next.