Sunday, February 5, 2012

New Evening Dress

I love my new dress, and it looks just like the picture on the pattern envelope!

wanted needed a new dress for my company’s annual dinner dance, I happened upon this particular pattern on the Vogue patterns website and it caught my eye immediately. It is Vogue  designer pattern (Kay Unger, New York), V1271. It is a very flattering style with a fitted bodice, wide midriff section then a straight skirt. The cap sleeves are bias pleated.

I couldn't find a suitable buckle so left the midriff plain.

I like to learn or use new techniques each time I sew. For this dress, instead of pinning and cutting the fabric, I used weights and by rotary cutter. I have been reading about how much easier this is and I agree. Also more accurate, especially with the slippery fabrics I was using (crepe back satin and bemberg  for the lining).

Then on the construction of the bodice, the darts are done on the right side of the fabric.

The zipper is an invisible zipper, another first for me and I am hooked. I think I will try and use an invisible zipper as often as I can.

I wore this dress to my company's annual dinner dance last night, and was very happy in it.

For more on the sewing of this pattern. Take a look at my review on Pattern Review.


  1. Ooohh.. I love that pattern and it really turned out nice on you.

    I've yet to try weights and a rotary cutter for cutting. If it makes that part of the process less tedious, I'm all for it!

    1. Thanks so much Sophia!

      Using the weights and a rotary cutter makes the whole process of cutting out much easier and it is more accurate. I think I might only use this method from now on.

  2. It looks beautiful! thank you so much :)

  3. Your dress looks lovely. Thank you for the review.

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