Friday, February 22, 2019

Here We Go Again - Vogue 1314 My All Time Favorite TNT Pullover Dress







I paired V1314 with this beautiful Taupe/Mocha/Black/Red stretch striped cotton terry (#308113).  I love the color combination.  Each color can be used to make a cardigan, jacket, or coat to complete a well put together stylish outfit.  The coloration and the stripes are classic 70's.    The knit is lightweight with a lovely drape that falls close to the body.  It feels good on and is super easy to work with.

If you follow my blog, you know I've used this pattern many time.  I just can't stop finding new ways to use Vogue 1314 Tracy Reese Pullover Ruched dress.  Actually, I've used the front and back lining pattern pieces (no ruching for me) to create over a dozen looks.  Can I say it's my favorite TNT pullover dress pattern.

For this dress I lengthen it by several inches and added slits to the side.  No other changes to it beyond the fit, which were made years ago.






My challenge was placement of the horizontal stripes.  I was careful to make sure the pattern of the stripes below the bust was consistent around my body.  My fit adjustments resulted in a bust dart, and it was important for me to try to reduce the appearance of it without disrupting the pattern of the stripes.  I'm very pleased with it and hope to get plenty of wear out of it.


Do I like it?  You bet.  Will I make it again?  YES.  Do I recommend it?  Yes, to every level of sewist.  This is a winner!


If you interested in reading about my other versions of this dress, please click here.

Happy Sewing!
C








12 comments:

  1. that looks fantastic, and the placement of the stripes is really good. so nice to reuse a pattern :)

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    1. Yes, Beth. It is nice to have that special go to pattern that takes no time at all to make. Thank you.

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  2. The strips are lovely made up in this dress. Very flattering.

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  3. Wow! How did you do that with the stripes!?! Perfection.
    You somehow got them in flattering places, made the bust area look great, and not to mention they are horizontal, and you matched them perfectly on the seems.
    I really appreciate the work you’ve done here.
    I know you are going to love to wear this dress!

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  4. I love dresses like this, easy and comfortable to wear, but look instantly put together. Nice job on the stripe matching too!

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    1. Thanks, AllisonC. You can never have too many. ;-)

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  5. Such a cozy and lightweight looking dress. Thin sweater knits are right up my alley. Very well done Cennetta.

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    1. Thanks, Andrea. It is cozy and I can never have too many dresses like this. ;-)

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