Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Ribbon Tied Dress

Vogue 1410 has to be one of my favourite patterns and it is evident in the number of times that I've made this pull-over dress. This would be number four.

The fabric is chocolate brown wool crepe that I picked up at Mitchell Fabrics a couple of years ago with this project in mind. I don't know why it took me so long to pull off this project. I love sewing with this fabric, no challenges in the sewing department, and it has a lovely drape for this design. The fabric was pretreated with a tumble through the washing machine and dryer. It handled the pretreatment well. Pressing was done on the wool setting.  

Instead of finishing the front closure with a cord stopper and elastic cord to form the front drape, I took my inspiration for the ribbon treatment from the younger version of this design, Vogue 1455. The length was shortened on the pattern piece, including a one inch hem. The shoulder seam was also shortened by 5/8" and the front neckline was raised an inch.   

The Stats:  

Fabric:    2.8 metres

Ribbon:  1.5 metres of 2" wide ribbon

Knit 'N Stitch Tape:  1.5 metres

Pattern:  Vogue 1410

Additional Tools & Supplies:  Sewing machine, serger, buttonhole foot, button, screwdriver, tweezers, brushes, tailor's ham, iron, ironing board, cutting table, scissors, thread clippers, pins, coffee and chocolate.  

Happy Sewing!  


  1. Love this version! The bow is very festive🎉

  2. That is so very pretty!
    I notice you didn't list your wrist brace in additional supplies. Are things improving?

  3. Thanks! Actually, the wrist brace was sitting in the laundry room this weekend while I made the dress. The wrist is still giving me issues like wearing a brace doesn't go with the wardrobe I would like to wear. Velcro and knits are not a good mix.


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