Palette Challenge: Saffron Vogue 1250 + FBA

Continuing on my quest for work-wear that feels like PJs, I finally jumped on the Vogue 1250 bandwagon and like a broken record I can add my cry to the masses – “what took me so long?!”.

Made from a soft golden light-weight double-knit found on Goldhawk Road, I started cutting the pattern at 6:30pm last night and was done by 10:00pm. It’s such a dream to go together.

The only tricky bit was figuring out the full bust adjustment, as there is really only 2 pieces to this pattern – the upper back, and the rest. I took flat measurements and added a couple of inches to the skirt at the centre back. I knew I’d need more room at the bust but I didn’t want to add any at the waist so rather than a normal FBA, I winged it. (Sorry if it doesn’t make sense – the¬†pictures didn’t come out as clear as I’d hoped.)

The net result is a much deeper tuck at the shoulder giving more room at the bust. I had my fingers crossed the whole way but I like how it turned out.

17 thoughts on “Palette Challenge: Saffron Vogue 1250 + FBA”

  1. I LOVE it! The color is gorgeous and your FBA is perfect. I’ve been on the fence about this pattern but now I’m convinced I need to try it.

  2. I dont know why but I get the impression you are someone who can throw things together and throw things on and they always look great, if I dont have 2 hours to get ready every day I look like a clown!

  3. You look stunning! The color is just absolutely gorgeous and it looks so comfy! Hmm… I’m new to this whole Vogue 1250 love – just might be joining the bandwagon with you!

  4. I LOVE this version! And you look great! I’ve been sitting on this pattern like it’ll pop out a diamond if I wait long enough… we all know it won’t so your version says make it already! You want I should cut it for you???

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