See my shrubs in the background? I woke up to a Winter Wonderland today, and decided that I had to get a picture outside. Everything was covered with the most gorgeous frost!
Patternreview.com is having a Red Dress contest for the first two weeks of February. When I saw this brand new Vogue pattern this weekend, I knew just what I wanted to make. This is from Vogue 1283 which is a Tom and Linda Platt design.
I really liked the wave ruching in the front, and the fact that it had long sleeves- a rarity for dress patterns these days. I didn't like that there were no finished garment measurements on the pattern anywhere! I rely on the finished garments to decide what size to make, and if I need to tweak it any. And you couldn't even really guess on your own, because the pattern pieces are really skewed with the ruching. So, I cut it out a size bigger than I thought I'd need, and I added 3 inches to the length. Turns out I'm glad I did. This is a CLOSE FITTING and SHORT design.
And even with the 3 inches in length added, this is way above my knee! (I'm 5"9" for reference.)
|Close-up of the wave. (I'm not really that busty- just a weird angle!)|
Wow is that a BRIGHT red outside! It doesn't seem so bright inside. I'd love to wear it with a black cardigan to make it more wearable for work, but then it would hide the pretty wave design.
Anyway- I DO recommend this pattern. Just use a heavier fabric than I used, and make sure to check the length before you cut if you are tall like me!