Vogue 1250: Floral Jersey Faithful

I love this dress to the point it’s been hard to photograph because I wear it so much. It’s Vogue 1250, seen previously here and here.

I’m aftraid I don’t have anything new to add to the previous times I’ve made it – same size, same FBA albeit in a drapier

Rose-tinted: Vogue 1250

Like most who fall under the spell of Vogue 1250, once is never enough!

This version: Pale rose matt lycra.

Full Bust Adjustment on a Pleated Bodice

Here’s how I went about a FBA on the pleated bodice of Vogue 1025.

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

FYI: The Big Four on Sale

Just a heads up if you’re looking for some 2012 sewing inspiration there are some g00d pattern deals to be had right now.


All Simplicity patterns are US 99c each (limit 10).
International shipping is US$7.25 for the first pattern then $2.25 for each additional one.

McCall.com – Butterick, McCall’s, Vogue

All Butterick patterns

MMM Day One

Oh boy, I hereby admit to being a terrible participant. Apparently my best intentions of sewalongs and project themes are just no match for my ability to veg out and do nothing. Whilst, one of my firm beliefs is sewing feels like a chore, you shouldn’t do it, I would

Jail-break Dress: Vogue 1109

Here it is. The perfect getaway dress for my holiday office parole.

I’ve had this one in the back of my mind for a while, inspired first by this dress from Brian Reyes Resort 2011.
And to be honest I was expecting this project to be harder but everything kept falling into

Betty Dress: Vogue 8631

I don’t know why, but this dress feels like a ‘Betty’ to me. It’s Very Easy Vogue 8631 and it was an absolute dream to sew. Maybe it’s because I’ve been sewing with a few tricky fabrics lately and this was plain old polka-dotty cotton, but it went together easily,

The BMV Haul

Well here they are. The 16 patterns winging there way here to me thanks to my sale fever: