Review: Vogue 1299 | Chain Print Chiffon Ruffled Dress!

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day on yesterday.  Mine was awesome.  I have to admit that I'm loved and cared for on a daily basis.  My husband and children make sure and for that, I'm truly blessed!  My oldest daughter Amber wanted to do something special for me.  She took me out for sushi and this is what I wore.
This is Vogue 1299 from Rebecca Taylor.  This is a leftover from last summer that never made the cut.  And I'd also picked up this chain print poly chiffon that I'd been stashing since last summer and decided this was a perfect time to use it.
It's been my experience that dress patterns like this are usually short-waisted.  And I added an inch to be on the safe side.  And I'm glad I did.  I omitted the neck tie and pockets.  And I added 3 inches to the hem.  Since the dress is strapless, I went with a midi length.  My rule is this:  if you're showing skin on top, skin on the bottom should be minimal.
For my fabric, I used French seams and narrow hems.  And I fully lined the dress.  And I also made the suggested belt.
I would love to make this dress again.  In perhaps a crisp white eyelet. Would I recommend it?  If you're comfortable sewing things like French seams and narrow/rolled hems, it's no problem.  I would say, proceed with caution.  If you are a lady with a diminutive figure, the double set of ruffles could overwhelm your figure. Just be aware of that.

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36 comments

  1. Love it, I forgot about this one so thank you now I can go pull it out. Btw, your hair has grown out beautifully!

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  2. What a beautiful dress on you!

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  3. Hi Erica!!! I love the dress! A beautiful dress it was for Mother's Day. I love peeking on your blog, you are very talented and wear your creations well!!!

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  4. I love this, Erica! I completely overlooked this pattern based on the cover version.

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  5. You look beautiful, as usual, and your styling is impeccable! While shopping yesterday I came across quite a few strapless summer dresses that look similar but not all were very secure when worn. I was concerned about the bodice either slipping or being pulled (by my 1yr old primarily). How did you finish the top of the bodice? Did the pattern include a good way to address the issue or did you have to do your own thing?

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    1. Rosanne, you pull the elastic as tight as you need it to be. And it has a neck tie that I chose nit to wear. Thanks!

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  6. Lovely dress, Erica.

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  7. very nice. can you edit to give a close up of the belt TIA

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    1. You can't really see the details because of the dark fabric. Thanks!

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  8. Very chic and feminine!

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  9. Beautiful dress Erica! Love your shoes and accessories as well.

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  10. Great dress - I agree with your views about not revealing flesh on both sides of the equator! Your belt caught my eye. A close up or detail on the belt catch would be appreciated.

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    1. Thanks for commenting Gail... see above regarding the belt.

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  11. Lovely dress and smokin' sandals. I feel inspired to give poly chiffon a go myself - there's a lovely maxi pattern Vogue just released...

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  12. This is super cute E. I love how you styled it also. The red just gives it that extra pop! Awesome fabric choice! Werk!!!!

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  13. You look so gorgeous and summery.

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