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Pattern Review: Vogue 1431 Misses’ Dress

Threads #182, Dec. 2015/Jan. 2016 Issue
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Sewing Tip: Mark the topstitching lines on the right side with ink that disappears when pressed.

This review was originally featured in Threads #182 (December 2015/January 2016).

Vogue 1431

This semifitted, lined dress was designed by Tom and Linda Platt. It has a shallow V-neck, a lapped and topstitched bodice, three-quarter-length sleeves, an invisible zipper at center back, and a self-faced center-back hemline slit with mitered corners. The hemline falls just above the knees. The raised bodice front gives the dress an Empire look, while the back, which dips to a point, creates the illusion of a slimmer waist. All the bodice edges are interfaced. The dress’s exposed corners are mitered, seams are lapped, and topstitching is placed 1 inch from edges, including the sleeve and dress hems. Fabric suggestions include ponte knit, crepe-back satin, linen, wool crepe, wool double knit, silk shantung, brocade, and lace as an overlay.

(Sized Misses’ 8–24 for busts 31.5–46 in. and hips 33.5–48 in.)

Sewing Tip: Mark the topstitching lines on the right side with ink that disappears when pressed.

-Tested by Johanna Mramor, Surrey, British Columbia

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  1. User avater LouisBAbbott October 31st

    Thanks for sharing such a helpful information...

  2. User avater mathewhaden October 22nd

    very nice post. my wife is also a sewing expert.

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