Pattern: Vogue 1190- Tracy Reese
Pattern Sizing: 6 - 20. I cut the 14 on top and graded to a 16 at the waist.
Description: Close-fitting, A-line, above mid-knee length dress has front ruffles, pleats, exposed darts, back straps, princess seams, back zipper and contrast waistband with bow.
Did it look like the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? With the exception of it being a solid, I think it does!
Fabric: a silky solid from Jo-Ann's (100% polyester) and I used a black crepe back satin from my stash for the contrasting waistband and bow.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they were very easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love that it's a Tracy Reese pattern and the dress was in stores a few months ago. I LOVE that I can make my version for a fraction of the retail cost.
I love the ruffled details:
I also love how Tracy Reese dresses are finished even though they are unlined:
The armholes have bias binding; the dress is constructed with French seams and the invisible zipper has a Hong Kong finish.
I'd thought about omitting the contrast waistband and the bow, so that I could just belt the dress if I wanted to. But I decided to go ahead and add them. I thought that was a really cute detail:
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I made a 1" FBA and I lengthened the skirt my usual 3".
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? As much as I love this design, I wouldn't sew it again. It's a very unique style and I only need one version in my wardrobe. But I do recommend this one!