Monday, April 16, 2007

Vogue 2315 Issey Miyake dress

Reviewed by:Ann Smith
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Posted on:6/24/04 1:25 AM
Last Updated:6/24/04 1:51 AM
Pattern Size:Regular
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Pattern Rating:I would definitely sew this pattern again

I have been so busy with reorganizing my sewing room, learning to use my new machines and taking trips that I haven't had time to do much sewing. So I have decided to so some reviews of patterns I made a few years ago but still enjoy wearing. Issey Miyake patterns have always been favorites of mine because they are intriguing to sew but stay wearable for years.

This dress from about 4 years ago is still one of my favorite summer dresses. I hope to make it again soon in a color (see Harriet's review for a glorious yellow). The pattern is out of print but I see it for sale on eBay from time to time. It is a semi-fitted, straight and pullover dress with mock bands and lapped seams. It is basically 2 large rectangles for the dress and 2 smaller rectangles for the sleeves. The sleeves are attached with a twist at the underarm which is a bit of a puzzle. Figuring that out was the only tricky part.

It ranges from size S (8-10) to XL (20-22) in 4 different patterns. I used a moderate weight black linen.

I added on several inches at the side seams for bust and hip. The rectangle design is crucial to the look, so I just made the rectangle wider straight up and down. I eliminated the button closure at the underarm which I didn't need for putting it on. This was probably possible because of the extra width to the rectangle.

This is a great dress to showcase a necklace. I always get compliments when I wear it.

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