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Monday, May 16, 2011

Vogue 1224 Tracy Reese dress



This weekend I finished this knit dress and wore it to work today. I love this dress but I had the hardest time getting a picture that showed what I was seeing;it is a grey and humid day, my hair is "on the frizz" and the camera did not want to be my friend. Anyways on to the review.

This dress has a high waist, I added my usual 1.5 in in the Big Four patterns and it sits above my natural waist. It is a very easy dress to construct what takes the longest is inserting the elastic and the elastic/ties. I will be shortening the length of the elastic in the neckline to close it in some. I also addded 4-5 in of length to the skirt (I'm 5' 6");the camera angle makes the hem look to be below my knee but it is really mid knee on me.



As you can see I added the lining in the skirt as instructed since my rayon knit is lightweight. I had a chance to play with my serger and reproduced the picot edge finish Ann showed in her blog.

I know my bright print prevents you from seeing a lot of details but this pattern is super cute!

Another almost identical pose...I need to be more creative when posing

18 comments:

  1. This is a really cute version of this dress. I wished I liked sewing knits more. It looks great on you.

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  3. I love your dress! This pattern is in my sewing queue. I like that it is stylish, but I bet it is super comfortable, too!

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  4. oh i love that pattern! your version is so pretty... this one is definitely on my "to make this summer" list since it looks like a comfortable, stylish work dress :)

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  5. What a wonderful summertime dress. I like how you did the lining. I have some lightweight knits that could benefit from that treatment.

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  6. Cute dress, love the fabric.

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  7. You look great in this lovely dress :)

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  8. Its a winner! Very interesting fabric. I wish it was summer here...Sydney is unusually cold right now.

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  9. That dress looks amazing on you. And I love that fabric. Why does every Joanns have that fabric except for mine. When did that come out?

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  10. Really cute! I just love this print.

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  11. What a pretty dress, and one that will travel and do things all day without wrinkling. Nice sewing!

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  12. Super cute dress. The style and colors in the print look great on you. I saw that fabric at JoAnne's and really like the colors but couldn't think what to make from it.

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  13. Love the fabric you chose to make your version - super cute! I have this on my list for when the weather warms up.

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  14. Its beautiful and it looks fantastic on you! Kudos!

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  15. Great dress, Lisette! It looks really good on you.

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  16. Very cute--you look great!

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  17. Great dress on you! I'm loving the print you chose!

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  18. A beautiful dress. You look great.

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