Pattern Review Vogue 1205

Tomato Red Knit

Sku# CE2047


96% Cotton 4% Elastine


Prewash: cold water/cotton cycle  dry on perma press cycle

The fabric shruck 2-1/2 inches in length only.

Notions: gutermann thread, sheer fusible interfacing, stay-tape, tricot lining

Alterations:  My usual size is a 12 for the front and a 10 for the back.  Looking at the finished measurements printed on the pattern I decided to cut a size 14.

A full bust adjustment (FBA) was in order.  On the right side I measured 3-12″ down from the shoulder and drew a horizontal line.

Draw a vertical line through the bust point on both sides.


I drew a horizontal line across the bodice where my actual bust point is. Cut to but not through the cutting line.

I needed 3/4″ in width

and 1-1/2″ in length.

Don’t forget to true the grain line and right armhole.

Construction Details: I didn’t change the order of construction because of the way the lining is inserted.

This knit had enough stretch so I could eliminate the zipper.  I didn’t use a seam finish so that there would be no impressions on the right side.

I also added sheer fusible interfacing for the hem.  This stabilized the hem and made it very easy to  hand

sew an invisible hem.

Lining Front

Lining Back

Side view

Back view

Conclusion: I have always been a big fan of Kay Unger and I’m so glad her designs are now available for anyone who can sew. This will work for several holiday parties I will attend.  I will make this again as a top for spring. 


  1. Fabriholic
    November 17, 2010 / 5:25 pm

    Diva Diva Diva! Absolutely stunning!

  2. Roz
    November 18, 2010 / 1:30 pm

    Well, coming from a Diva Extrodiare, I say Thank You!

  3. Adrienne
    November 19, 2010 / 1:29 am


  4. Roz
    November 20, 2010 / 1:40 pm

    Thanks Adrienne! And that is another great avatar!!!

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