Vogue 1214 & Simplicity 2315

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Project Details:

Pattern: Vogue 1214 - Alice + Olivia Godet Constructed Vest

Pattern Sizing: 4 - 18, I cut the 16.

Description: Close-fitting, lined top has front band extended into shawl collar, snap closure, front darts, side front pockets, back detailed seams, godets and topstitch trim.
Did it look like the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? It does!

Fabric: Black and white houndstooth suiting fabric (65% poly/35% rayon) from Hancock Fabrics

Lining: Black poly from my stash

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were very easy. The pattern is rated "AVERAGE", but I think an advanced beginner could handle this.

Alice + Olivia Godet Constructed Vest, $396 - Neiman Marcus

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I always love making designer patterns that have been hanging in stores. The original retailed for $400 and I made mine for only a fraction of the price! From the moment I saw this pattern, I loved it. I love the edginess of the design. I love that it's more than a *basic* vest. One of the benefits of sewing your own clothes is that you CAN make the trendy and "of-the-moment" styles for only the investment of your time. And next season, it's on to the next one...

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened 1" at the waist and 2" on the bottom. I didn't really like the length of the version on the cover of the envelope. I wanted something that would be closer to the original RTW version. I decided to not make the belt and just use one I already owned.

Here are some detailed shots:



Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I wouldn't sew this again. This style is very unique and a girl only needs one! I recommend this if it's your style!

My pants...

Project Details:

Pattern: Simplicity 2315

Pattern Sizing: 6 - 22, I cut the 16.

Description: Misses Slim Pants

Did it look like the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Well, kind of!

Fabric: Wool-blend with stretch

Were the instructions easy to follow? Extremely easy! This is one-sitting project!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I wanted a slim-fit pant to wear in lieu of leggings and this pattern fit the bill!

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened the pants by 3" and omitted the tabs at the waist.

This one is a winner and I'll probably make this one again!


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1 comments

  1. Very pretty! It looks good on you! I love the fabric you chose. I bought red & black polka dot fabric for this vest yesterday. I can't wait to sew it!

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