Monday, February 7, 2011

Pattern Review - Vogue 1153

I'm thrilled to be posting this pattern review on Anna Sui pattern Vogue 1153. Suzie's version of this pattern made up in Liberty Cotton Tana Lawn Mitsi Grey is a real winner for me!

Suzie omitted the tie belt casing around the waist, instead adding a narrow elastic on the inside waist, preferring to accessorise the dress with a belt. The fussy ruffle trim around the tiered skirt was also left out. Regarding other alterations made to this pattern, Suzie says:

"I added 1cm to the bodice front and back, I lowered the armholes 1cm, then I added 1.5 inches to the front & back (the upper part of the skirt), and 3 inches to the lower front and back (the bottom of the skirt), so overall 4.5 inches to the skirt.

I did a rolled hem on the skirt lower front and back and on the neckline. This was a surprisingly easy pattern to sew and I'll definitely use it again (I think it would be very nice in a silk voile no?)"

Suzie, a silk/cotton voile would be perfect for this style, perhaps even in one of the new Liberty Of London printed silk/cotton voile's coming in the next week or so.


  1. I made this dress before Christmas too. I do like it a lot, but may take the tie out and wear a belt too (after seeing this pic). Very nice!

  2. Lovely! I'm getting ready to make this up and was considering the same modifications. Thanks for the review

  3. I was looking at this pattern today and thinking it could be nice with a few modifications. This proves my thinking right!

  4. Really outstanding ! It looks better then the pattern photo. Brava!

    I have a huge crush on your blog ;)


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