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.


  • Andrea May 21, 2012

    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.

  • emily May 21, 2012

    I love this! Gorgeous colour & fit and you look great. Thanks for sharing!

  • Rachel May 21, 2012

    Stunning dress. Wow what lovely colour. I need to try this pattern. I’m dying for comfy wear

  • Melizza May 21, 2012

    What a gorgeous dress. The color and drape look amazing!

  • ms. modiste May 21, 2012

    I’m floored – this is GORGEOUS! Love the style, fit, and colour. You look fantastic!

  • prttynpnk May 21, 2012

    Oh, i like! I like! Greaty color and great alteration. I wonder if there is room on that bandwagon for 1 more…….

  • Ginger May 21, 2012

    Gorgeous! I love it! It’s such a beautiful color and perfect on you!

  • unlabelled clothes May 21, 2012

    Looks so lovely on you.

  • Laura May 21, 2012

    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!

  • rehanon May 21, 2012

    Swit swoo! You look like a real humdinger darling 🙂 What a beautiful make and the bonus it’s super comfy. A win win indeed.


  • Danielle May 22, 2012

    The colour of this dress is amazing! Well done 🙂

  • sallie May 22, 2012

    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!

  • Lynne May 22, 2012

    It’s gorgeous!! I love the colour, and isn’t it great when winging it works out. 3 and a half hours, I’m jealous! 🙂

  • 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???

  • Alessa May 26, 2012

    How lovely! Great colour and I love the draped neckline!

  • Zoe June 21, 2012

    This is massively amazing!!!!!!!!!! You look stunning and that colour is the shiznit on you! xxxx

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