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You can now count me among the many who have made Vogue 1224, the Tracy Reese knit pullover dress that has won many hearts. It seems all seamstresses are pulling out their wild jersey prints for this one, and so did I.
I used a lightweight rayon/lycra jersey, originally purchased Summer 2010 at Pacific Fabrics, a local fabric store chain.
Notes on construction/alterations
One feature of this dress is an elastic waist that hits probably at the natural waist or higher on most people. I noticed that many other reviewers of this pattern lengthened the bodice and lengthened the skirt, but I decided to keep both as drafted. I'm just a bit short-waisted so this worked for me.
When the weather's not exactly warm enough for a dress, I wear it as a tunic with pants.
The pattern calls for the skirt to be lined. I used the same fashion fabric for the skirt lining and I deviated from the pattern instructions in that I assembled them as you would a bubble skirt - I'd much rather stitch one seam than two hems. Because the lining is shorter, you can't tell at all when I'm wearing it.
I'm still breastfeeding so I continue to scrutinize garments as to whether they provide easy nursing access. It turns out that Vogue 1224 is a stylish option for all the nursing mamas out there!
The neckline drawstring is actually a length of elastic with a fashion fabric tie stitched to each end. The elastic is entirely hidden within the drawstring casing but it means the neckline has tremendous stretch (and recovery!). So, this pattern is a winner in my book.
I finished BurdaStyle Magazine's 6-2011-104 button-up shirt but still need to get some pictures. Coming soon...