Monday, 29 December 2014

Tech notes: Vogue 1344

The reviews for Vogue 1344 were pretty consistent so I knew what to change for my height ie short.
From Vogue's sizing I made the 6 - even with my additional curves. I love a dress with an elastic for Summer:) This pattern is very forgiving.
I've used a bright lining print for this test version. 
The line drawing shows 4 pleats at the front and back shoulders. 
I felt the front pleat closest to my shoulders made a 'side boob' shape so I folded this pleat out of the real version.
The back shaping worked on me. There was no sway back issue to deal with because it's got an elastic waistline. 
The versions I saw on the web looked great and because of my height I decided to also fold out the excess curve on the front skirt flounce. Pleats were my choice and not gathers for the front skirt flounce. The gathers form thought the elastic waist.

You'll see the results of the two great John Kaldor prints - linen for Summer - I used from Minerva Crafts UK this week. 

11 comments:

Melanie Wise said...

Oh I love it.

Kyle said...

You're such a tease! Can't wait to see the real deal!!

Margo Bergman said...

I have this pattern in my stash. Nice to see it made up. Very cute!!

Velosewer said...

He he. I love both versions anyway.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Melanie.

Velosewer said...

I can see why you bought this pattern Margo. It's so easy to sew and wear.

KaSchu said...

Love it! It's a pretty design. Show us the real one, quickly :)

Mandy Cantarella said...

Very cute. I love the colours in this dress. I think I will need to make this up this summer

BeaJay said...

Great dress. This test version is lovely - looking forward to the next.

Joy said...

Very pretty! Looks like a comfy summer dress.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Joy and Happy New Year to you.

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