Oh Vogue V1501. Dearest Vogue V1501. You have been on my list for years now. And I’m so glad that I finally took the plunge and made you. According to my blog notes, you came on the scene about 3 years now and you’ve been on my list ever since. This pattern is part of the Vogue Designer series and is designed by Rachel Comey. Interesting side note, I recall reading once that the images on the pattern envelopes are of the actual designer garment, not a garment made up using the pattern. This design is described as a “mock-tuck pleated dress”. The front hem of the dress (where the pleats are located) is attached to the skirt but the rest hangs freely, giving the appearance of a little tuck in the front.Read More
Today’s make is one of my Make Nine for 2019. I always feel extra accomplished when I check something off my Make Nine list. Like high-giving, fist pumping accomplished. Not quite literally. But I do feel pretty proud. lol. The Kila Tank is the third completed make from the list. I will definitely need to speed it up a bit on my list if I’m going to finish by the end of the year. I still have 6 things left to make in the next 7.5 months. Totally do-able. :)Read More
In today’s post, we will be giving tips for how to measure yourself and going over the most important measurements for sewing the Lou Box Top. The video is packed full of tips for measuring yourself and important things to think about when you select your size. These tips are focused on the Lou Box Top but will be helpful for any time you sew a pattern.
A few important things to know about this pattern. The Lou Box Top is designed for someone who is 5’10” and has a C-cup bust (meaning the bust is 3” larger than the upper bust). This pattern has 10” of ease at the bust and hangs straight down from there. The size chart does not cover waist and hip because it’s the same as the bust in this pattern.Read More