This pattern, Vogue 1224, is a much-loved favourite on Patternreview.com. There have been a great many ladies who have made fantastic versions of this dress. I admit, I've overlooked it in the past, and only really became interested in making my own after seeing the posted reviews. Not that I don't like the pattern envelope photo, but sometimes enthusiasm is catching, it just took me a while to catch on ;) My review on P.R. here.
|Vogue 1224 envelope on my cork board (that I also stick up my pattern|
instructions while sewing :)
|Love this print!! :)|
About the fabric: It's a polyester/spandex knit from Fabricville. I just love all the different colours! My last sewing project prior to this one, was a disappointment (Mccall's 6752). There are a few favorable reviews on PR, I think it was more of a "not for me" pattern, more so than a "this pattern is awful" pattern :) Oh well!
I have other projects I need to do, but I wanted to sew up a "quick gratification" project (notice I didn't say "immediate", I haven't gotten to that speed level yet :)
Many of you probably do this already, but I find it easy to pin my projects to my ironing board when pressing. Makes it much easier to measure hems and such :)
|Hockey pucks helping to set crease after pressing :)|
One thing I did differently for this pattern is that I used the seam allowance at the waistline seam to create a casing instead of making a separate casing, as the pattern instructs. Many reviewers chose this method and I think it makes for less bulk at the waist :)
The skirt is lined which I really like! I think its a polyester knit. I picked it up in the bargain section.
I added 2" to the length of the skirt. As many reviewers pointed out, this dress is short! I used steam a seam lite2 on the hem and then top stitched with a stretch stitch. Usually I use a double needle, but I was getting antsy to be finished this project.
I also must add, the sleeves are "bat-wing" type sleeves.
My wonderful husband put this photo together for me especially for facebook ;) . I just love it! :)