second try at Vogue 1234, pattern by Sandra Betzina. Butterick 5232

coverIn August of 2012, I made my first attempt at this pattern. It has become a favorite in my wardrobe and I have received many compliments on it. I LOVE the skirt; it is so elegant with the “droops in the fabric” and the triangular shaped center parts. The only thing that bothered me was the short sleeves. Because I tend to get cool, I wanted to make a long sleeved, turtleneck Version. This has been in my head for a long time and finally I got around to it.IMG_7014 The first time I made this dress, I discovered it was too long. After shortening it, I had no split left and ended up making a casing in the bottom that I put elastic through. This has actually worked well, but this time I wanted to do it right. I shortened the skirt part of the pattern by about 10 cm (4 inches). There is no explanation in the pattern of how this “should be done”, but I subtracted 5 cm (2 inch) in two Places on the skirt panels.IMG_7272

I am very happy with the results. What a comfortable way to dress up!!! 06.04I also made a wool jacket using Butterick 5232. This is a great combination for my freezing body!IMG_7251


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Have four children, am a nurse. Am presently at home during the days. Have been sewing since I was little, and I enjoy it.
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6 Responses to second try at Vogue 1234, pattern by Sandra Betzina. Butterick 5232

  1. prttynpnk says:

    I love these together! Nicely done.

  2. Sitting bull says:

    Jakka og kjolen passa godt saman, nydeleg modell 😉 (tippa jakka var av ull)

  3. vavashagwell says:

    Hello! I’m just about to sew this out and noticed on a pattern review site that this pattern is too long. I love how you did a turtleneck and long sleeves. LOVE IT. Did you also shorten the center front and center back pieces? (1 and 4)

    • vavashagwell says:

      I should mention, I’m 5’7″

    • sewingforfun says:

      I only shortened the skirt pieces. The bodice I ajusted after sewing the dress up. Making it a little more fitted 🙂 Good Luck on Your Project, it is one of my very favorite patterns. I have made one for my oldest daughter and am planning a second dress for her. Very comfortable and stylish dress 🙂

  4. vavashagwell says:

    Hello again, thanks for your reply! Just to clarify, did you shorten by 4 inches the pattern pieces 1,2,3,4, and 5 in between the numbered points on the lower portions of each piece so that everything lined up? Your photo shows pattern pieced 3 and 5 only and that is why I’m sort of confused.
    It seems as if 4 inches would be taken off piece 1 (between points 5 and 6a), 4 inches off piece 2 (2″ above point 7, 2 inches below point 7 and 6a), 4 inches off piece 3 (2″ between points 6-7, and 2″ between points 7-4a), 4 inches off piece 5 (between points 4 and 4a), and 4 inches off piece 4 (between points 3 and 3a). I think this provides for all the points to match up and also maintain the kick pleat between 6a and 4a. Please correct me it I’m missing something. THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!

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