I’m late to the Vogue 1250 bandwagon. This was a HUGE pattern back in 2011 and a quick Google search shows that everyone was working on it. It sat in my stash for a few years while I figured out if I would ever make it and what fabric I would use. With a wedding coming up, the desire to have a self-made dress and use my blue ITY knit made the decision for me.
Over the past few months I’ve gained weight back and I knew the pattern size range I had (6-8-10-12-14) wasn’t going to work without adjustments. I made a muslin as a straight 14 and it worked well for my top but was too small for my bottom. There is NO need to post the photos from that disaster. LOL
Because the pattern is two pieces (three is you count the back facing) it isn’t obvious how to alter the pattern to size up. Luckily, the local craft store was having a sale on Vogue pattens so I just picked up the larger size range.
I cut out a 14 on top and 18 on the bottom but after trying the dress on I took in the sides to about a 16. It was an easy sew. The fabric was kind of slippery and I’m a slow sewist so it took me about two days start to finish.
I like the simplicity of the pattern but this won’t be my go to. I have some other cowl neck dress patterns that I want to try that might work better.
Have you tried Vogue 1250? What did you think of it?