Monday, August 17, 2009

Vogue 1027- Pattern Review

Garment #4 in the Pattern Stash Contest at Pattern Review.

This pattern is one of Pattern Review's best patterns of 2008! It is a DKNY design for Vogue.

I used a turquoise jersey knit from Denver Fabrics. I can't remember how much this one cost me to make but I am assuming less than $20.

This was very easy to make! It only took me about 3 hours to complete. I eliminated the pockets. I also eliminated the elastic along the waistline. If you check out the review on this pattern at PR, most people did the same. The elastic just isn't necessary. I also took 3 inches off the length. I did the ties as the pattern instructed. However, if you use fabric that has an obvious front and back to it, sew the ties together as a tube to conceal the wrong side. That's another tip I got from several people at PR. I made a size 14- one size smaller than my measurements.

On a side note- I've lost 12 pounds so far! And I've been able to go down one size from my usual pattern size which used to be a 16. Plus I've gone down one size in RTW which is now a 10. I have not been a size 10 since I met my husband 6 years ago!

I like the finished garment. I have a wedding to attend next month and am thinking this would be nice to wear to it.



  1. I LOVE this dress!!! Looks fab on you. I think this is one of my most worn dresses that I have EVER made!! I want to make it again lol

  2. Great dress. Gosh you've been a productive girl lately.

  3. I am a Rn also and a beginner sewer.It is important for people in our stressful profession to have some down time. Your dress looks beautiful, congrats on the weight loss!