This is the Vogue 1152 dress, designed by Rebecca Taylor. The fabric I chose for this is a navy cotton with white polka dots. I love the design. There are a lot of beautiful elements without it being over-designed, like the piping and gathering.
This project had a lot of firsts for me. It was the first time I did any piping. It was the first time I did knife pleats (in the tops of the sleeves). It was the first time I put in an invisible zipper. Of these things, the invisible zipper was the least successful. I don’t have an invisible zipper foot, so you can see the zipper a little bit. But the zipper colour matches the fabric almost exactly, so it isn’t very noticeable.
The back looks a little bit like the front, but it has elastic instead of gathering. Very comfortable!
Using regular cotton may not have been the best fabric choice for this dress. Something softer with a bit more drape would have made it look even more fabulous. But it’s a very comfortable and cool dress, and washable!
Sorry for the incongruency in the photo edits. I’m playing around with photoshop to see what I like, and I’m just trying out new techniques as I go along.
Thanks Mr. Livana for taking the photos!
This is just adorable! Totally something I’d wear 🙂
Thanks Erin! The pattern is surprisingly easy, despite all the design details. You should make one!
I love this so much!! I might have to get my hands on this pattern. It looks amazing on you! 🙂
Thanks so much. It’s a really great pattern to work with. I’m going to try it out with a lighter fabric next time so maybe I won’t like the process as much…
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