Saturday, July 7, 2012

Vogue 1247 - Fail

This pattern has now failed twice. Time to stop trying.
I don't think the style is right for me. It is extremely generously proportioned and hangs very low. The centre darts, which I assume are bust darts sit well over an inch from where they should. I could try to fix this, but I can't be bothered. Hopefully I'll have more success with the skirt pattern.

7 comments:

  1. Ah - too bad - the fabric is really cute!

    I've made the skirt from this one a couple of times - I would add 4-5 inches to it, depending on your length preference - other than that, it fits great and was really simple to put together.

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  2. Sorry to hear about the top failing twice. Did you muslin? I have this on my pattern wishlist. Yourd looks fine to me though.

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  3. Bimmer about the top. The fabric looks really nice - what is it?

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  4. What a shame as the fabric looks lovely. I made this top myself earlier this year and it was quite a bit of work so I understand your disappointment. Hoping the skirt proves successful for you. I can't wear skirts that short anymore.

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  5. Ah what a bummer, it does look cute on you though. I just finished a version of this but I had to raise and round out the neckline and tapered out the sides to fit over my hips. I love mine so glad I persisted with it.

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  6. I made this pattern up and was quite disappointed too. It seems to have a few drafting errors. Don't forget that you need to add length to the skirt if you're after something longer than a tennis skirt!

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  7. It's interesting you say this. I made this top twice (one of those a big failure) and while I thought I liked it and wanted to make more initially, after seeing it on myself in MMM I've decided the pattern is not so great. The bust darts are definitely too far to the sides! From the skirts I've seen made from this pattern I reckon a good muslin is needed. When you add length I think you might need to change the shape unless you want it looking quite a-line.

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