Vogue 1228 Vena Cava


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Vogue 1228

What can I say about this dress? 

Is it trendy?  Yes! 

Is it unusual?  Very. 

Is is easy to make?  Definitely

This is one of the first of the Vena Cava line to come out in a Vogue Pattern, and I really like it!  This is such an easy dress to put together, with the exception of the front neckline, which was a little fussy.  Just pay close attention to the directions at that point. 

Back view:

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So, basically, this is a loose square-neck dress with kimono sleeves.  The big point of interest comes from the large horizontal pleat both in the front and back.  These two pleats create the draping detail at the sleeves.

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I cut my usual size 12, and I eliminated the side zipper.  As you can see, It’s very low; low enough to need a demi-cup bra.  A regular bra results in “strap show-age”.  You can easily remedy this by taking up the shoulder seams.  Here’s another close-up of the back:

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It looks like a yoke seam, but it’s really a big pleat across the back.

Tab-sleeve detail:

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The sleeves are nice and billow-y, and held up with a tab.  The fabric is a rayon, purchased from Joanne’s.

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At first, I wasn’t sure I liked this.  It’s really different, I’m not a fan of the square-neck, the sleeves are strange; but, the more I wear this, the more I really like it.  It’s comfortable, plus it hides all of my figure flaws, what’s not to like?  I’m eagerly awaiting the next Vena Cava pattern!

  1. Oooo…. I like your version! I’ve looked at this pattern and hemmed and hawed about it, but I think I’ll add it to my “to sew” list after seeing yours. Yours is a great summery dress!

  2. I just love this! I went in search of some similar fabric at Joanns but didn’t have any luck. I found something else though and can’t wait to cut it out. This is so great on you!

  3. Very pretty, thanks for sharing. i’m putting mine together now and just having a look at how others have done it..

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