I seriously debated this Rebecca Vallance outfit, Vogue 1525. When the pattern was first published, I thought about purchasing it. But then I thought; "No this isn't the look for me." After seeing it made by others, I thought maybe it will work for me.
Well, throughout the entire process, I had doubts about the look on me. In hind sight, I realized I should have simply made a muslin. It would have told me a lot about how this outfit would look on me.
Over the weekend, I tried it on again. I think it's the crispness of the fabric. It has body and it falls away from my frame. This affect makes me "thick" and I the outfit a lot on the maternity side. :-(
I think the fabric combined with the style is not a good match.
Anyway, this Chinese Red Stretch Blended Double Cloth would have been better used in a dress or jacket and skirt. The fabric is medium weight with a crisp hand. The good thing is I do have enough left to get a nice skirt. Maybe I'll try that next. ;-)
As far as reviewing the pattern, it was easy to construct the garment. It is available in sizes 6 to 22.
There were no difficult or confusing instructions. Pretty typical and easy to follow.
With looking at the pattern, my likes were/are:
- The side panels of the top
- The close or high neckline
- Multiple cup sizes, reduced time in making adjustments
- Style of the pants
- How it looks on me in this fabric
- Lengthen the pant
- Omitted the invisible zippers on the sleeves
- Reduced the length of the shoulder seam
- Adjusted the crotch of the pants
Again, my issue is with how it looks on me and the drape of the fabric with this outfit. What was I thinking?