Vogue 1496 - V-Neck Cocoon Dress!
by Erica Bunker Follow

Pattern Description: 
Very loose-fitting, tapered, pullover dress has V-neckline, optional pockets (stitched in place), front extending into yoke back, no shoulder seams, back armhole openings with narrow hem, and stitched hem.

Pattern Sizing:
A-J, Based on Sandra Betzina's sizing I cut the size E.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were great. They're clear enough for a beginner to follow. You can construct this dress easily.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the cocoon shift dress style. It's very easy to wear and it works with high heels or flats. The only thing I didn't like in the instructions was her suggestion of using Steam-a-Seam. The pocket is sewn to the front of the dress. You basically just need to hold the pocket in place while you edge stitch around it. I used fabric glue around the edge of the pockets, sewed them on and kept it moving. 

Fabric Used:
My fabric is the Nicole Miller Stretch Chiffon-In the Sun Multi from Joann.com. First of all, let's back up... this is hardly chiffon. Nor does it have ANYWHERE close to 10% spandex. Somebody pulled that description out of their behind. This fabric is a great polyester crepe de chine, with a slight amount of stretch.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None. This sewed perfectly for me straight out of the envelope.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I plan to make this again. It's so easy to wear that I want this dress in multiple colors!


Discussion 2

  • Susan commented 4 years ago

    Love it...and you inspired me to purchase the pattern and give it a go! 

    Erica Bunker replied 4 years ago

    Awesome! I hope you enjoy yours too!


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