Vogue 1484 - a review

Vogue 1484 I have been busy with quite a few lovely commissions and although have made a few things for myself and Ms T, not had time to post.  Earlier in the year when the Eve Appeal patterns campaign was on I bought Vogue 1484 for Ms T, she love the shape and thought it would be a fun dress to wear.  Decided not to have the sheer top to the dress and chose this fun bandanna fabric with an anti-static lining.

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The pattern matching isn't perfect, this is down to the pattern not lining up along the print and next time I'll buy an extra half a meter to help.

One tip I would have when fitting a concealed zip is to tack it in before stitching.  I guess I'm picky to finish and always leave in my tacking if it wont be seen, it means I know where the zip will be and it doesn't shift when sewn.  I found from instagram I'm not alone with this.

Pattern: Vogue 1484

Fabrics: Bandanna print & anti static lining

Pattern description:  Lined dress (fitting through bust) has collar, yoke, princess seams, bias sleeve and armhole binding, slightly shaped hemline and invisible back zip.

Pattern Sizing:  I did make a toile to help with fitting and the pattern did make to size, the princess seams do really make a full bust adjustment so easy to do.

Did it look like the photo/line drawing on the pattern once finished?  Yes.

What did you like or dislike about the pattern?  It was a straight forward, easy make, not using a sheer probably made this so.  I would love to make another using a sheer or lace and if I have time before Christmas will do.  It's a great party dress.

Did I make  any pattern alterations or design changes?  The only changes I made were for fitting.

Would I sew it again or recommend to others?  Yes, would make again and it is a great well written pattern.  Not for a beginner, but not tricky.

Conclusion:  Ms T loves it and that is all that matters to me.  And with a little cut off fabric managed to make Flo a bandanna to match x

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