Pattern Review Vogue 1025 Twice
Anne Klein Blue Denim
Electric Violet Dot
Prewash: Both fabrics were machine washed in cold water on the cotton cylcle and dried on perma press. They each shrunk 3-4 inches in length. I’ll dry clean them in the future to maintain the intensity of the colors.
Alterations: The photo on the pattern appears that the skirt of the dress sits on the natural wasitline. It is actually 1-3/4″ above the waist like a high waist skirt. I like high waist skirts but if you don’t, you may want to skip this pattern or do some pattern modifications. Where I always have to make adjustments is in the bust area. I used a size 12 for the bodice because the finished measurements gave enough width, but I still needed length. Since the bust point was in the correct area, I drew a horizontal line under the bust point
and a vertical line through the large dot of the outer tuck.
I slid that section down 1-1/4″ and redrew the tucks at the seam line.
The ease of the skirt for a size 12 was 5-1/2″ which was more than I wanted so I dropped down to a size 8 and tapered back to a size 12 above the waistline. The last alteration was shortening the skirt 3″. This was done in two places above the hemline because the hem is tapered.
Construction: Nothing tricky here just straight forward sewing.
A couple steps I would add
-interface the zipper area and kick pleat
-understitch the neckline and armhole
Conclusion: Every wardrobe should have a LDD-little denim dress. I actually made this last fall and pulled the pattern out again for a quick Easter dress using the Electric violet cotton. This would also make a great cocktail dress using a light weight brocade like this grey/cream brocade.