Review: (OOP) Vogue 1240 | Good-Bye Summer Yellow Dress!

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(OOP) Vogue 1240 Dress, made in Yellow Chiffon from Mood Fabrics | Erica Bunker
It's the end of summer, and to celebrate I needed a great dress to close out the season.  And what color represents sunny days than a gorgeous yellow.  I picked this Sunflower Yellow Faux Dotted Swiss Polyester Chiffon from Mood Fabrics.com.  It was perfect for (OOP) Vogue 1240.
(OOP) Vogue 1240 Dress, made in Yellow Chiffon from Mood Fabrics | Erica Bunker
This is an old pattern that was released in 2011, so there were plenty of reviews.  I knew going in that the armholes were "side-boob-revealingly low".  So I cut the size 10 and graded out to the size 12.  Underneath all of that draping, the body of the dress is basically a shift with horizontal darts.
(OOP) Vogue 1240 Dress, made in Yellow Chiffon from Mood Fabrics | Erica Bunker
This poly dotted chiffon sewed and pressed as well as a silk chiffon.  I was concerned about how well it would press since I was making French seams and narrow hems.  
(OOP) Vogue 1240 Dress, made in Yellow Chiffon from Mood Fabrics | Erica Bunker
I interfaced the collar with silk organza because it was the best choice for this fabric.  And I lined it with a Bemberg rayon from stash. 
(OOP) Vogue 1240 Dress, made in Yellow Chiffon from Mood Fabrics | Erica Bunker
This is a short dress!  This is the length with the addition of the three inches I added, and I love it!  It's a step out of my wheelhouse, but every girl needs a cool, fun and flirty dress in their wardrobe.
(OOP) Vogue 1240 Dress, made in Yellow Chiffon from Mood Fabrics | Erica Bunker
This fabric was an amazing choice for this silhouette.  It couldn't have been more perfect.  
Styling tips:  For a high-neck dress, I like my hair up and away from the face.  For the make-up, I rocked winged liner and a bold lip. 
Isaac Mizrahi New York - Pearl and Gold Bee Hoop Earrings -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
My accessories were gifted from Isaac Mizrahi New York (I received no compensation for this post, just the opportunity to pick pieces from the line that suited my style).  These beautiful Pearl and Gold Bee Hoop Earrings are adorable and worked perfectly with my sunny yellow dress.  And they're currently on sale.
Isaac Mizrahi New York - Lamis Pointed Pump in Magenta -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I picked the Lamis Pointed Pump in Magenta.  I'd seen the yellow/magenta color combination in a wedding once and I loved how it looked together.  And let me tell you... these pumps are super comfortable.  The heel is 3.75" and there is cushion under the ball of the feet.  At my age, I take the comfort of my feet serious!  These are great pumps and I'll be wearing these often this fall!

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44 comments

  1. Lovely color. You look great in this dress. Great accessorises too. Really pops! Keep up the good work.

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  2. That's a great yellow frock and looks great on you. It's a good thing you knew to add an extra three inches to the length, I know you're tall, but wow that would have been a risky frock to wear out in public for any gal!

    There are unfortunately some great patterns that are OOP, and think the pattern companies are missing a trick by not doing re- releases or offering them as Pdf downloads.

    I too like the pink/yellow combo, it makes quite a statement.

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    1. I always add length to dresses. And you are so right. It seems like the best patterns are OOP. And PDF downloads would be great. They could still make a profit without having to print them. Thanks Miss J!

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  3. Beautiful! You are such an inspiration to me, from sewing to working out to weight loss!

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  4. Fabulous look. Pretty sure I have this pattern stashed away......you have made me realize its time to make it!
    Love your colour choices. I have similar high heels, and recently chose red with yellow. It will be my new magenta ones next time.
    Thanks for the inspiration; you look absolutely fabulous.

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    1. This combo had been on my mind for a while. Glad I had the opportunity to do it! Thanks Marysia!

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  5. Very Pretty.. Great for a End of Summer Look, you sending it out in style..

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  6. You look glorious in that color! Love your blog and am always inspired by your chic creations.

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    1. Thanks a lot Erzulimojo!

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  7. Love the whole look!

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  8. Beautiful dress. So breezy.

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  9. Now that is how to cap off Summer

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  10. Swoon!!! Beautiful! Yellow if my favorite!

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    1. I love yellow too. I hadn't made anything in a long time in this color. It's renewed my love! Thanks Carol!

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  11. Such a pretty dress! I love it paired with the magenta pumps as well.

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  12. Wow, that is drool worthy gorgeous Miss E.! I've read all the reviews and I've still been intimidated to try this pattern! But with your grading tips, maybe I'll woman up and try it!

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    1. Thanks Norie! I love how it turned out!

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  13. Go on with your Angela Bassett arms! You look amazing in your new dress, especially with the accessories you chose.

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    1. I love her arms! Thanks Susan!

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  14. This dress is absolutely gorgeous

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  15. That dress us so cute. Fun, feminine and flirty. I would have never thought of combining those two colors, I like everything about it. Outstanding Erica.. Michelle

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  16. I've been waiting on this review! This is beautiful & love the color pairings. Thanks again for sharing!

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  17. The dress is devine and I love your work. You are an inspiration and I strive daily to improve my skills.


    SewVeStyle.com

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  18. A-maaa-zing! This style looks amazing on you, tell us where did you wear it? I bet heads were turning!

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    1. Thanks Ines. To a cocktail event.

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  19. Stunning ! ! ! !

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  20. Absolutely perfect, Erica! I might copy this design from you (I have this pattern on my stash!!)

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    1. You should! You'd look amazing! Thanks Tany!

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  21. Gorgeous! Yellow is always my favourite! You look fabulous in this dress. It was meant to be yellow! Beautiful craftsmanship as well!

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