This is my version of Sandra Betzina’s Vogue 1297 dress. I did view B without the pockets. The pockets added way too much bulk to the hip area. I had stitched them in, then stitched them out!
The fabric is a ponte knit I purchased recently and it worked very well for this pattern. It says to use any knit, but I think a jersey would be too springy and would stretch out over time given the weight at the bottom of this dress.
It looks like it’s more complicated than it is – it was very simple to sew. The only difficulty was the Y seam where you join the giant pocket-less pieces at the waist. For more details, see my blog post here.
I must confess, this was not the winner of the Miss Bossy Patterns, but I needed to create something simple since my mother has moved in with us and so I hope I’m forgiven! I have pulled out the Issey Jacket pattern and have started it – the winner of the pattern voting. Mom is looking forward to seeing the Issey jacket too!
Happy Creating everyone!