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When you run across a wrap front dress pattern that makes you squeal, then find the perfect fabric to bring it to life, it’s time to turn on the Baby Locks and get to sewing. Oh, how I love this dress! I first saw it when Carlos Correa with Vogue Patterns, posted photos and videos of the dress on Instagram. I knew I had to have it in my life, and here she is, ready for all the occasions. Make sure you read until the end for an announcement.
This blog post is sponsored by Baby Lock.
The Vogue 1952 Wrap Front Dress Pattern comes with two different versions. View A has fitted skirt, 3/4 sleeves with bands at the end, including a split detail. View B has a flared skirt, short sleeves, and a collar. Both dresses have neck bands and hand sewn hems. You can also mix the pieces to design the dress you want. I plan to sew several of these because I really like the design and fit. I’d like to make View A with a collar, and View B without the collar and 3/4 sleeves.
The company rates the pattern as EASY and I agree. If you are a beginner with basic sewing skills, you should be able to complete the dress.
I found this to be an easy project as an Intermediate Sewist, but I didn’t follow the pattern instructions completely. However, I do believe there is enough information included in the instructions to help you along the sewing process.
The neckline with the bands and collar are what captured my attention when I saw the pattern. It’s such a great detail. A couple of people from my Private Email Community mentioned that it reminded them of the 1970’s dress by Diane von Furstenberg. Yep! The styles always recycle.
I love that the pattern comes with two different sleeve lengths. I really like the short sleeve with the flared skirt, but it would look great with long sleeves too.
One thing that makes me happy about this dress is the coverage it provides in the bust area. I don’t like wrap dresses that are cut too low or give that gaping effect. The neckband provides nice coverage, but you can pull the ties to create even more coverage, if you desire. Also, being that it’s a knit dress, it’s easier to stretch that fabric across your chest. It’s an A+ for me.
Inside the Garment
I used all three of my Baby Lock Sewing Machines to sew the dress. One thing I learned as an adult was to always use the right tools for the job. Well, let me tell you, having three dedicated sewing machines that I use for different tasks has completely changed my sewing game. I used my Baby Lock Soprano to sew all the seams on the dress.
I sewed all the individual parts first before putting the dress together. I love this method because I find that once all the small parts are constructed, it’s more fun putting it all together – almost like a puzzle.
I also used the Walking Foot that came with the machine to help feed the top layer of fabric through evenly with the bottom layer. I love using this presser foot with knits because it helps to prevent the dreaded uneven edges you sometimes get when you reach the end of your seam.
I always want the insides of my garments to look just as nice as the outsides. So taking care to ensure that I have even layers and neat seams is important for me.
To finish off the seam allowances on the dress, I used my Baby Lock Vibrant Serger. This is a product from the Baby Lock Genuine Collection, a line of machines for beginners. If you’re in the market for a new serger, I highly recommend Vibrant. Although it’s a beginner machine, it’s a workhorse. As an Intermediate level sewist, I use it all the time and it handles my fabrics well.
The newest member to my Baby Lock family is the Euphoria Coverstitch machine. When this beauty entered my sewing studio, everything was taken up a notch. When I tell you, my finishing game exploded with this machine, I’m not exaggerating. I am very particular about details when sewing. Having a very clean and polished hem makes all the difference when you want a professional looking garment. My Euphoria creates the most beautiful stitches ever. I never really got excited about hemming garments until I received this machine. It is very efficient and a treasure to have in my sewing studio.
This Brushed Poly Knit fabric is absolutely perfect for the dress. I couldn’t have thought of a better pairing. I was at JoAnn Fabrics looking for a piece to make View A of this pattern when I ran across this beauty. That’s when I decided I would sew View B first, because I had to take this fabric home.
It’s a very soft, drapey fabric that feels amazing against the body. I love Brushed Poly Knit. This fabric would work well for View A also.
Yes, I was a very happy lady when I tried on this dress. Singing and dancing! Singing and dancing! Hahaha!
I have several pairs of shoes that I can wear with this dress, but I love it with the cream pump. It’s such a classic look. I also think the dress would look amazing with a pair of brown boots.
How would you wear the garment?
I would love to hear your feedback. Scroll to the very bottom of this page to leave a comment.
Would you sew this dress? If you like it and plan to make one for yourself, I have two helpful YouTube videos coming soon. First, there will be a Pattern Review with details about the pattern, including sizing. I’m also showing you several options for fabrics and how to determine if your fabric has the proper amount of stretch for the design. That video will be releasing tomorrow, Friday. Next week I will be releasing a Step-by-Step Sew Along video to walk you through the entire process of sewing this dress. If you’re a visual learner, you will love it because the video is very detailed. So, stay tuned and have fun making your dress. Grab your Free PDF Sewing Project Checklist to prepare for the Sew Along.
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Links to Products, Posts & Tutorials
Here are links to products, blog posts, and tutorials mentioned in this post.
- Fabric Option
- Sewing Project Checklist
- Learn to SEW Course
- Baby Lock Soprano
- Baby Lock Vibrant
- Baby Lock Euphoria
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