Pattern Review – Vogue 1515
January 11, 2017
For those of you who enquired about Eva’s dress from yesterday’s Instagram post, here are more images along with the pattern details.
The pattern used for the dress was a pull-over ruffle necked top from Vogue 1515, extended into a dress with side pockets. Eva used a 100% cotton lawn (now sold out), a similar print and weight is our latest Liberty Of London Edenham Black. Eva combined crisp black cotton poplin for the contrast neck ruffle facing which she interfaced for added structure. The black cotton is also used for contrast pocket bags, a simple touch that complements the floral print and best of all emphasises the ruffled neck detail beautifully.
The only change Eva made to the pattern was the construction for the ruffled neck and it’s elasticised detail . Instead of the method suggested in the pattern instructions, Eva opted for a simpler and neater method of sewing two rows of stitching to create the casing tunnel between the outer neck ruffle and neck ruffle facing.
Another lovely version is this top (above) made as per the pattern. Eva used a woven navy/off white reversible spot jacquard Stitched On Spot (sold out), and used the reverse side for a co-ordinating slim skirt. A similar jacquard is our Pyramid Lane or About The Curve, a perfect weight to show off the ruffled neck and boxy shape. Other suitable fabric suggested for this top is silk duppion, just perfect for stunning eveningwear version!
Thanks again for the inspiration Eva. We always love your makes x