Vogue 1205

Hi everybody!  It’s been, like, 2 months since I’ve done any sewing!  Lost the mojo there for a while.  But, the new Fall Vogues have gotten me inspired again, so I jumped back into some stash-busting with this Kay Unger beauty:

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Vogue 1205

I really love the Kay Unger patterns; I think I own every one of them, and this is the second dress I’ve made.  I think they’re so feminine and pretty, flattering for all body types.

The fabric used was a ponte knit from Joanne’s.  This is close-fitting and lined (I used knit tricot from stash).

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There’s a nice big back-neck facing.  There’s no facing on the front, but the dress is fully lined.  The only thing I did differently was to top-stitch around the neck and arm holes:

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The instructions have you understitch the neck edge, but I’m so awful at understitching, I rarely do it.  For such a simple dress, it really is elegant yet edgy.  Just a few gathered areas make construction easy, and the asymmetrical seams give it a bit of updated style.  There is an invisible zip in the center back.

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Here it is on me:

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This dress is very form-fitting.  I cut a straight 12 and it fits fairly well.  The knit is pretty forgiving.  I love the bra-friendly not-too-low-cut style.

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Obviously, the outdoors reveal this fabric’s true color.  It really is more of a Barney purple than burgundy.  Like it shows, the fit is very close.  Proper shape wear would be a good idea, huh?  I’m so loving my animal print shoes (Max Studio, DSW).  They go with almost everything, from dresses to jeans, and they’re not too terribly high heeled.  I actually chose these over the Calvin Klein pumps for that reason.  

I did have a set plan for what to sew next, but now the new vogues are out, and there are two new Kay Unger patterns in that group.  Both are TDF, so now I’m not sure what to do!  I will be tackling that understitching problem now, though.  There are all kinds of tutorials available.  TTFN!

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  1. It’s beautiful! Love that colour and the neckline is fabulous.

  2. What a great looking dress! Very versatile!

  3. Your dress is lovely! Good job.

    • Diane Fetters
    • October 29th, 2012

    Very nice. You have inspired me. This pattern is now a “must have”.

    • Amie
    • December 31st, 2012

    Gorgeous.

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