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Friday, December 12, 2014

A somewhat of a review:V1314

The infamous V1314



 I've had this dress finished for at least two months now, and even managed to post the dress on my instagram page. However, I never posted it to my blog for two reasons: One, I hate the dress on me, and two I hate the dress on me lol! Geesh, how petty can one be, right? Lol! So why am I posting the dress now? Well, I think it's important to show your failures as well as the successes, so that people(especially beginners) knows that it's not always rainbows and unicorns lol..

close-up of the neckline I used a binding
to finish the  neckline.
  Vogue 1314 has looked fabulous on all that saw make it, seriously! So, I thought it would be a winner, winner chicken dinner type deal for me also, but somehow I missed the memo that I don't like body con type dresses on me. I really, really wanted to get into this dress, but I just feel it's not me, ya know! I should have known that I wasn't going to be thrilled; y'all remember the M6886  dress? Well, I gifted that to my sissy pooh, yep! I don't like fitted dresses on myself. I prefer more of a fit and flare dress, like the M6957, which I wore to death in the summer :)!

Gifted this dress to my sister M6886


Actually made and blogged this
dress twice, love this dress! M6957
  But getting back to Vogue 1314, now that I have been all away around the world and back lol. For the sizing, I chose to make 16 at the bust, grading out to an 18 at the hip area. I used a ponte knit which I sourced from Fabricmart fabrics. I loved the print of that Ponte knit, man I wished I had used it for something that may actually get worn, sigh! But anywho, not crying over spilled milk, at least anymore I'm not :). The construction of this dress was pretty straight forward, I did eliminate the lining; I didn't feel the need to use one with using such a heavy knit.



 I also didn't gather, opting to  use clear elastic instead. I  added three inches to the hem, but would have preferred another inch, seeing that the elastic caused the dress to hike up a touch more than I liked. Although, I believe gathering would have caused the same effect, so I really could have used another 1/2" altogether... I found that this dress ran fairly large. Particularly so, through the waist and hip area; however, this made it an easier fix to fit the dress as I went along. Overall, it's a really simple pattern that is drafted beautifully, it just wasn't my cup of tea! And speaking of tea, I guess I'll go check out the new McCall's patterns. There seems to be a few goodies that I'll be checking out, says the woman that doesn't need more patterns LOL!

                                   ~ Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!
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18 comments:

  1. Well, that dress looks fabulous on you, but we can't all stand around posing, can we? Eventually we have to move around and that's when we need comfortable and practical dresses like your yellow one. You look great in all your makes.

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    1. Edube, if only one could stand around posing,right? LOL! I agree,being comfortable in our makes is so important. Thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping by!

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  2. Please don't toss that beautiful fabric. It looks great on you. Maybe you could shorten it and use it as a tee?

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    1. Thanks! You know that's funny that you say to shorten and use it as tee, because I was thinking the exact thing. I guess great minds think alike :).

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  3. It really is fantastic on you but f you won't wear it as is...I agree shortening it to a tunic even May be a good idea.

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    1. Thanks Mrs.Smith! Yeah, I'll probably shorten this one,and your latest dress is gorgeous!

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  4. I like it, I think it looks good on you but I understand how you feel. i love fit and flair also not a fan of the body con dresses on me.

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  5. Thanks Lucy! I feel you about not being a fan of the body con dresses for yourself. They look fantastic on others but, I'm not feelong the love...

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  6. Okay Candice...now this is the wrong pic to be showin' talkin' bout sum you hate the dress. You look FAB in it! You should reconsider. I tend to stray away from body con dresses also but lately have seen a few that I like. Wear that cute, great fabric choice, dress around the house, heels and all, until you start feelin' it!

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    1. Terri, you are so silly! I'm trying to get into this dress,but I tell you what; my hubby sure appreciated the dress lol!

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    2. Ooh, I forgot to say Terri, that I loved your last two outfits they were smoking...Love your style!

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    1. Body con is the reason why I haven't made this pattern. I might find it a new home because it's unlikely that I will make it. Though you look beautiful, if you're not going to wear it, let it go!

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    2. Thanks L! I should have known that I wouldn't feel the love, but I'm giving up the body con dresses, they are just not my thing ya know...

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  8. Candice - the dress is nice and looks really nice on you - how about wearing it with slamming jacket. I am not a body con dress girl either - I am tall and hippy and just makes me feel more hippy when that is all "I think you see" when I wear that. I have pair body con dresses with jackets because that makes it more comfortable for me. And then too I have given some to my sissy pooh as well who is busty and not hippy - go figure. But you look marvelous and your skills amazing

    Cynthia

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    1. Thanks Cynthia! I thought pairing it with a cute jacket. I'll give that a try and see if that works.Thank you so much for your kind words!

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  9. I think the dress looked great on you also. I looked at the details for the dress on the vogue website and do you think your problem with the dress may stem from your fabric choice? It says lightweight jersey and sheers- but you used a ponte which is thicker. Just a thought.
    Again, I thought it looked great but if you are not comfortable in it, I totally understand.

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    1. Thanks Angie! I actually did a muslin in jersey and hated it more,go figure lol! Thanks for stopping by!

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