A few years back, almost everyone in the internet sewing world was making Vogue 1250. This pattern must have been the hit that a pattern company dreams of having as so many were sold. The dress is made up of just 2 pattern pieces. The front, which is 1 piece, but it also wraps around for the back skirt. The second piece of the pattern is the back bodice. That's it. So it's a very fast make and I might add, a very forgiving design as well. Because of all the front drapes, you really don't need a perfect figure, and to be honest, who has a perfect figure?
I needed(wanted) a new dress for a function that I will be attending and I really didn't have a lot of time to put something together. Vogue 1250 wasn't actually my first choice, but I ended up choosing the pattern because of the amount of fabric that I had.
I found this pair of shoes, purely by accident, as I wasn't looking for a new pair of glitzy evening shoes. But when I saw them, I immediately thought of the fabric that I've had for quite some time and thought that the 2 might work well together, and too, the shoes were marked down to only $15.00!!! For some reason, the shoes photographed lighter than they are and the fabric darker. The fabric is a navy blue knit with gold lurex threads.
The bodice of this dress drapes beautifully.
The full length. As you can see from the pattern, I had to add to the length of the pattern in order to have a long dress. Not an issue of course.
Once I finished the dress, I remembered that Liana of Sew Intriguing made the dress up as an evening gown. You can see her post HERE.
The pattern is out of print, but I did find a few on Ebay as well as Etsy. So just search for Vogue 1250. This is one pattern that truly has the Rhonda seal of approval....as if it needed it!!!!
As soon as I wear the dress, I'll get pictures of me in it and post them. If I may say so myself, it really looks great on.