日本語が英文の後に続きます。Text in Japanese will follow.
I am back with a new dress!
This is from the pattern Vogue 1399, designed by Badgley Mischka.
今日はVogue 1399 (Badgley Mischkaのデザイン）を使って作ったワンピースをお披露します。
I was pretty excited with last year’s Vogue summer releases – there were a few dresses I liked. Other than this one, I also liked this one by the same designer, as well as this one and this one by Kay Unger. I thought this one would be perfect for work, but it called for a knit fabric (which I had not worked with until recently) and it took a long time to finally find ponte roma (one of the suggested fabrics), so hence it took almost a year from when I got this pattern to finally make it.
The instructions were very clear. It was my first time working with a non-vintage Big-Four pattern, so I did not know what size to choose, but I read often in other blogs that there is quite a bit of ease so I chose a size smaller than my measurements suggested. it looks a bit tight across the chest in these pictures, but it doesn’t feel tight at all. However, I think I might go a half-size up then next time I make it (according to the size chart I am between sizes 10 – 12 at the bust and hip, and between 12 and 14 at the waist, so I traced in between the lines of 8-10 for the bust and hip, and between 10-12 for the waist this time).
Not much to say other than that… I am a fan of these Vogue designer patterns! the instructions are clear, there are illustrations, and the fit is pretty good out of the envelope! I did not make a muslin.
If you looked at the pattern envelope you would have noticed that I left the peplum off my version… I was quite on the fence about it. I actually liked the original design with peplum as it is on the envelope, but for work which is what I will be wearing this for, leaving it off makes it more versatile, I can wear it under jackets, etc. I can also wear it unbelted 🙂
That’s it for now. There are not many patterns that I say I want to make again (because there are so many patterns I still want to try!) but this is one that I feel I need another – may be because it is so simple and so versatile (good for work, for dinner…) or maybe because I want a more well-made version…
By the way, as it gets warmer in Japan I rushed to make this because it will soon become too warm to wear this dress – which is worn waaaay too many times for work:-) (do you see the resemblance?… hahaha, this is like a “twin” version! I didn’t even think about it until I finished it.) Now I just need to make a summer version of my also well-worn Bernadette to wear with it in the office.
pattern: Vogue V1399 Badgley Mischka
size: between 8 and 10 at bust and hip, at between 10 and 12 at waist. No adjustment to length. Left off peplum
fabric: cotton / rayon ponte roma knit
Do you like any of the new Vogue patterns this season?