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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Vogue 1224 Tracey Reese dress

Even though the weather hasn't quite decided what to do yet, I am moving onto summer sewing. I'm starting with one of my new Vogue purchases, this Tracey Reese jersey dress.



I'm making it in black for an easy throw it on anytime dress. So far it is very straightforward to sew, but I needed to lengthen the skirt - I added 4 inches and it still looks pretty short, especially as the bodice seems to be quite high waisted too. I'm quite sure the model is somewhat taller than my 5'6 so I think Vogue must have adjusted the proportions of the pattern. I'll have a better idea if it's going to be long enough when the dress is in one piece. Here is the bodice so far;





10 comments:

Jane said...

Looks good so far. Good luck on the length.

MAD14kt said...

Two thumbs up!

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Why do all of the Vogue designer patterns seem to be either ridiculously short or low-cut?

Amber said...

I made this and had to add 5 inches which made it knee length for me. This dress will be perfect in black!

cyberdaze said...

Looking good! Your gathering round the neck is so even.

Like the skirt in your last post too. I really must look out for some fabric for that pattern.

BrusselsSprout_Katharine said...

Great pattern

Angela said...

Looking good so far!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

This is going to be so chic! Perfect for warm weather (which is slowly, slowly arriving here, yay!).

Gail said...

I'll be watching this project carefully. I love this pattern, but have resisted buying it because it is so short and looks a little low cut too.

RedHeadShannon said...

Can't wait to see this finished cause it's in my cue. Hey any advice on navigating Sham Shui Po? I've been there once and it's so overwhelming. You always find great stuff. I'll be there next week and I'm itching to shop.

Shannon
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