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Vogue 1410

So many patterns, so little time!  I pounced on Vogue 1410 pretty quickly when it was released.  Because I wasn’t sure about how the length would work on me, I decided to make a muslin (gasp!) – but one that I hoped would be wearable.  I shortened the pattern pieces at the shorten/lengthen lines – all two pattern pieces; fastest cutting out ever – and cut it out in some digitally printed cotton twill from Spotlight that had been lurking in stash for a year or two.  And this is what I ended up with!

Vogue 1410 in digitally printed drill from Spotlight - adjusted to longer length

It’s certainly out of the ordinary and is definitely a statement piece! This is the line drawing and pattern description from Vogue’s website.

MISSES’ DRESS: Very loose-fitting, pullover dress has very narrow hem finish on neckline and armholes, front and back pleats, inside button/buttonholes forming drape and three adjustable lengths, French seams, and narrow hem. Purchased cord stopper and elastic cord form front drape. FABRICS: Stretch Poplin, Seersucker, Silk Dupioni, Lt.Wt. Wool Crepe. Unsuitable for obvious diagonals.

Now, did you notice that bit about adjustable lengths?

Vogue 1410 in digitally printed drill from Spotlight - adjusted to shorter length

They weren’t kidding! There are buttons at different levels on the inside of the side seams and it is simple to button up the hem to any of the levels. As well as altering the length it adjusts the shape; the shorter the dress, the more bubbled the hemline.

Vogue 1410 in digitally printed drill from Spotlight - adjusted to shorter length

There are pleats/tucks that provide shaping in the back and pleats/tucks in the front that have buttonholes in them to provide shaping in the front with the use of a drawstring to alter how tightly the dress is pulled in.

Vogue 1410 in digitally printed drill from Spotlight - adjusted to longer length

The neckline, hem and armholes are finished with narrow hems before the side seams are joined together with french seams. This is actually very fast to sew, and the instructions were very clear. I had no issues. I think that I sewed size 14 but would need to double check that – it is a couple of months already since I made it. My blogging is very behind!

Vogue 1410 in digitally printed drill from Spotlight - adjusted to longer length

So far I’ve only worn this at full length. I’d like to make it again in a different fabric – possible a solid or a more subtle print – and wear it alone as a summer dress. This is a pattern that will definitely get another outing at some stage. But in the meantime my wearable muslin is lots of fun!

Vogue 1410 in digitally printed drill from Spotlight - adjusted to longer length

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22 thoughts on “Vogue 1410

  1. I l.o.v.e. this pattern- it was a major departure from my usual style, but I now have FOUR. I bind neckline and armholes as I hate narrow hemming curves, and add pockets, which I sew on straight, but end up nicely draped at an angle- a good look. Isn’t it fab?!

  2. i’ve been meaning to make this pattern up – it’s great to see it in such a playful print! (And great to hear that it’s relatively easy to put together) I think it looks brilliant, except it would be good to see the tie pick up on one of the colours in the dress (yellow! Pink! Blue!).

  3. What a funky dress! You pull it off really well – looks cute! I like the longer length best, looks very understandable. The bubble is a stretch! Looking forward to your summer sleeveless verstion.

  4. I, too, snatched at this pattern when it came out and have been dying to sew up one. However, I have not been successful in finding the right kind of fabric I want to use. I look forward to seeing your next version of it, curious what type of fabric you end up using. Meanwhile, I will keep looking for THE right fabric for it.

  5. I’m so glad you posted this! I like the crochet look fabric and it looks like so much fun! I especially like the short style with perhaps coloured leggings? 😉
    I adored this on release as well and made it, but I think I chose poorly, a dark wool that leaned a tad too much towards LagenLook for me at this stage. I really wanted the structure (I was aiming for avant garde), but I think I’m more of a drapey girl for this design 😉 It’s been unpicked, and I also think I’ll try again with a light weight summer linen, and add thedementedfairy’s pockets!

  6. What a great dress. Love the fabric. The line of the dress reminds me of the Drapey Knit dress from the latest Great British Sewing Bee book. Also a lot of fun!

  7. I saw your picture in the group photo at Frocktails. Of course your outfit was lovely, but you ALWAYS have the best shoes. Can you wear them again when you post again so I (and everyone else) can see them better. Thanks.

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