Anne Klein | Vogue 1499 | Pattern Review

A sweet dress for any occasion, wear this to the coffee
shop, going shopping, or even attend a casual weeding with this
one!

Details
Cut Size:12

Alterations: None

Likes/Dislikes: None

Fabric: Summerville Printed Eyelet Fabric-Tropical White

            Embroidered Heavy Lace White Fabric

Lining: Yes (full)

Lining Fabric: Tricot

Closure: Invisible Zipper (20inches)

*RS – Right Side

**WS – Wrong Side

Review

When I first saw this pattern, I wasn’t sure if it was for
me. After looking at the line art, it was clear I would like this dress. The
dress is partially cut on the crosswise grain and the bodice is quite fitted.
On the side front and back seams, I added lace to break up the boldness of the
floral print. I wished I had done the same to the cap sleeve but maybe next
time.

Overall, I think this is a great pattern, with potential for
mixing & matching fabric. Most of the instructions were pretty straight
forward. The only step that may confuse you (well at least for me anyway) is attaching
the bodice lining to skirt lining. They have you attaching the waist of the
bodice lining *RS to the skirt lining**WS.

The fit was amazing. Because I have broad shoulders I’m
always nervous about cap sleeves, but this one gave me just enough room to move
freely which is a major plus.

The hem of the dress was hand stitched as well as the lining
around the zipper. I machine stitched the hem of the lining out of pure
laziness.

 

Now I’m on to my next project!
Happy Sewing xoxo

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2 Comments

  1. February 11, 2017 / 1:20 am

    This dress is currently #1 in my queue, I LOVE your version!! How creative to think of the lace! I’m pretty jealous that you didn’t need alterations, I’m nervous about tackling the FBA on this, which is why I haven’t actually done it yet :/ But you’ve given me some creative juices to step away from the stripes!

    • renata
      Author
      February 11, 2017 / 5:56 am

      Hi Michelle, You should go for it, it’s the best way to learn. Stressful but the only way to understand some techniques is to try. For me lining scares me but I keep doing it :). I’m happy it has inspired you.

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