Description: Semi-fitted dress has partially lined yokes, seam detail, no side seams, side front pockets, front exposed zipper and topstitching.
Material: Linen and Linen blend with a cotton lining
Pattern: Vogue Pattern 1313
Over the Easter break I decided to whip up a few dresses to wear to work. I have so many patterns but thankfully landed on this nifty Vogue number. I’ve always loved the colour block type dresses so I pulled out my floral cotton sateen that I bought a while ago at Spotlight and pieced it together with some black cotton sateen. I also included a lightweight cotton lining.
The one thing on this dress, that I feel makes it look a lot less handmade, was the use of the jacket zipper. If you’re not careful the zipper alone can end up making this garment quite costly, at $10 per zip! So if you can, it might be worth buying a few of these online in bulk or going direct to the supplier online to save some money.
The second dress I made was out of a linen and linen blend. I think the colour block worked really great on this version as well. The best part about this pattern is that there are a few different pieces so you can pick and choose which parts you want different.
I like this version because it will be great in winter with a short sleeve shirt and black tights. Oh and the best part of all… it has pockets!!
This pattern is now out of print, so it might be a bit more difficult to get your hands on. But if you can, I highly recommend it because it’s a really lovely design and it’s actually quite easy to make. You can also mix and match a range of different fabric colours and types!
Hope you enjoyed! Happy Sewing