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The Oh Johnny Vogue 1314 Dress

Thursday, May 23

Ahem! Not a very imaginative post title, but it will have to do.

So, I finally made a dress using one of the John Kaldor fabric I bought from Remnant House. You will remember that I had been coveting a dress from Phase Eight, but of course, it was out of my reach budget wise. Thank God for the fact that I can sew. I had been thinking of what pattern to use, and I finally decided on Vogue 1314. I had used this before, and I loved it. This dress can double up as a work dress, and as something I could wear to a fancy occasion.




It was an uneventful make. Probably because I had made it before. The one thing I have to stress about this pattern, again, is that it runs big. I made a 14, and I took the waist in a lot. I keep meaning to adjust the pattern, but I just have not had the time to do it. 


I really love sewing with knit fabric because it removes the need for alot of pattern adjustments. Especially as I have such a generous backside, as you can see from the next picture. My aunt in Cameroon calls it "the people's choice". It took me a while to accept the fact that my butt will never be small, but now I have, and I really don't care if it looks big or not. I have embraced it. I like wearing figure hugging dresses, but with woven fabric, it is more difficult for me to get a good fit. I am not really good at adjusting patterns, so I try to stick to full skirts.


The weather has been really awful for the last two days. I am afraid out great British Summer, all two days of it, is over. So the boots are out once more. I am still hoping some sunshine will waltz around these parts soon, but in the meantime, boots are in.




46 comments:

  1. Love you Dibs! I'm with you on knit fabrics too! I have Renfrews coming out of my eyeballs, Love your snazzy new dress, much nicer than the phase eight! x

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    1. hihihihihi. Thanks Stevie. Can you believe I have never made the Renfrew? and I have the pattern.

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  2. This is just gorgeous, what a fantastic job you did!

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  3. Dibo you di too shine chia! I love the dress, a beg make my own oh. You look stunning and fabulous

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    1. Ma sister man go do how noh? i just dey try for hold body.

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  4. Ooh lala! Looking great, Dibs!

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  5. Lovely outfit Dibs and the style really suit your figure, and I hope you don't mind me saying but your butt is fabulous I'm so glad you've embarrassed it, just think nicki minaj supposedly paid for hers to look like that!!

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    1. lol. Thanks Sarah. People like Nicki( if she did pay for it), make me happy to think its really that cool to have a big backside.

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  6. Awesome dress, Dibs!! And you look fab as always!

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    1. Aww thank you. Mr.Dibs says I only doll up for the blog. lol

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  7. Mag-freaking-nificent. The dress, and the lady in it too. :)

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  8. Love the dress. You look fantastic!

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  9. Gorgeous dress, and I love your hair wrap too. I had to laugh at your description of your summer, but at least your dress looks awesome with your boots!

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    1. Oh yes, the Great British summer. I get really envious when I see your pictures full of sunshine.

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  10. you look amazing! A great fit and print.x

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  11. Your choice of fabrics make this dress really amazing! You are stunning.

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    1. Thanks Anna. I will make sure I show this comment to Mr.Dibs.

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  12. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! You wear that really well!

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    1. Thanks Fiona, and can I say again I loved your Elisalex dress?

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  13. The whole outfit is awesome Dibs, You look great. I am only just starting to sew with knit fabrics and I am converted.

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    1. Aww, thanks Zora. Knit is the way forward for me.

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  14. You look fantastic in your dress. Its a really cool print.

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    1. Thanks Crystalpleats. I love John Kaldor

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  15. Ooo! Your dress is lovely, and you look fabulous!

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  16. AHHHHHHH OMG, this is too fabulous!!! Love this dress, and you look amazing!

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  17. What a FABULOUS print - you look sassy and sexy! awesome make!

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  18. This dress is SO pretty. I'm such a sucker for large scale floral on dark backgrounds. And dang girl, you know we're ALL jealous of that booty, right?

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  19. Wow Dibs, this dress is stunning. The fabric is fabulous. Looks HOT on you. Great job...

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  20. Hehehe "The people's choice" I will remember to pull that one out to anyone whenever any woman in our family asks "do I look fat in these pants?" It's the people's choice, baby!

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  21. omg I just love your style and how you fit the clothing to your body! That's one awesome dress.

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  22. Great, great dress! So nice meeting you today! Can't wait to see with what you come up next! Charlie

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