Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sewing FO: V1329

This is Vogue Patterns V1329, a Kay Unger design. I didn't sew this pattern with the color blocking look -- I just decided to go with one print fabric. This is a linen/cotton blend from Jo-Ann's. I really like linen/cotton blends because the linen has a great texture and cotton prevents it from wrinkling as much as pure linen does. I lined the dress with a turquoise cotton lawn fabric that I purchased from Denver fabrics online.

I really liked this pattern when I first saw it, but I wasn't sure it would fit right because I didn't believe that having the waist line pleats on just one side in front would provide good bust line shaping and ease. It actually worked out very well, and it's one of the best fitted woven fabric dresses that I've sewn for myself. It has a fitted shape with but enough ease to make it comfortable, especially for casual summer wear. In fact, it will be perfect for my summer garden party.

2 comments:

Christie said...

You make such beautiful things! I'm jealous of your sewing prowess.

Anonymous said...

It looks beautiful. Designing pleats like this and making them hit at just the right place must be a very tricky process. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. Yours worked out really well. Chloe