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!  

4 comments:

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

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

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  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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