DIY Dress: Pattern Review of V1250


Pattern Description: Dresses

Pattern Sizing: I cut size 6

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? This is a really easy pattern and really good for a beginner who wants to try a Vogue pattern.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Well, I think I am the last person to try this pattern, lol I have had it on my “to-sew” list for a while and I finally got around to sewing it. I really love this dress because I like when patterns have surprise construction details that you don’t see in the picture. I like the dart at the shoulders and that the skirt wraps from to back with o side seams, clever.

Fabric Used: Lime Green DK

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I sewed it without making adjustments but when I tried it on it was big on the sides and I didn’t like the loose look so I had to take it in a good 1.5″ on both sides!

Would you sew it again? I might make it again in black just so I can have an easy to wear black dress in my closet.


Would you recommend it to others? Yes!

How I Wore It…


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20 thoughts on “DIY Dress: Pattern Review of V1250

  1. Be ashamed of yourself – that thing is beautiful. And no you are not the last to make it cause I haven't made it yet either. But I must, I must. The color you chose is so wonderful, and how did you ever think about pairing it with a jean jacket. Never would have thought of that – wonderful!

  2. I decided that it's high time I got around to making this dress too. You mentioned that you took the dress in 1.5 inches on each side. Please clarify exactly where you did this at. I thought the dress did not have side seams below waist. Or is the waist the area that you took in the 1.5 inches?

  3. Hi Fayeyou are correct there are no side seams all the way down they start under the arm and blend into a dart. I took it in from the underarm up to that dart that ends just below the hip.xoxomimi g.

  4. Hello Mimi!I am new to your site. I can't remember how I came across your site, but I am addicted to your blog!! LOL!!! Your style is impeccable. You definitely inspire me to continue improving in my sewing. I have made a few things, but I am not the best at measuring to my size very well. I use some of the clothes in my closet to get an idea on how I want something to fit me. I saw that you started with that in the beginning as well. THat was inspiring. Anyhow, I love this green dress that you made. I am currently a plus-size gal, but am trimming down and this is the dress I would love to make for myself. I wonder if you could make a dress like this with color blocking or something too. Please keep the info coming. You Rock!

  5. I've had this pattern for a while now and could not figure out what type of fabric to purchase. THANK YOU! I can't wait to make this dress! I also love that you made this dress stop below the knee. STUNNING! ❤

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