Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fast Sewing: Vogue 1236 in Liberty

I needed to knock that 'poor me' post off the top of this blog as quickly as possible, so chose Vogue 1236 to sew, as it really is a 'no brainer' pattern. There's nothing particularly exciting about this pattern. It's a simple sack dress with a pleated neckline, but in my experience you rely on these dresses most as they are so easy to wear anywhere.
Clearly, this dress is not very winter appropriate, but it was quite warm in Sydney today, about 19 degrees, so I wore it with tights and a cardi and survived comfortably.

The dress came together very quickly. The pleats are nice and no closures means an easy sew. The dress is surprisingly tulip shape, with a much wider middle than top or bottom, but it works.
I really love this Liberty fabric too and this un-fussy dress design suits it. I fully lined this dress in batiste by extended the facings, but probably didn't need to. The lining does add a little extra bulk to the waist area when you wear a belt, but I kinda like that it appears that I have a waist.

All in all, this was a good, quick, pick-me-up sew, which is just what I needed.


  1. I am always amazed at how quickly you can put together such beautiful dresses! This is fab!

    BTW, I was reading your post about the shirt dress and I bought the same material when Tessuti had their big sale in June :) It's so easy to care for but a pain to iron creases into!

    Is everyone feeling better? Arms, colds, etc :)

  2. You rock!! That looks amazing, although, with your amazing figure, i'd cinch in the waist, show off a bit more!! Gorgeous fabric & you are such a wonderful seamstress, how big is your handmade wardrobe?? Love Posie

  3. I am just about to make this dress myself and was looking around for inspiration. Yours looks fab in Liberty!


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