Mixed Animal Prints Dress

Wool Jersey Dress

This is Vogue 1314 by the fabulous designer, Tracy Reese. This is my fifth pattern from her. I own every single one she’s done for Vogue Patterns and hopefully I’ll get around to making them.

Wool Jersey Dress

I made this dress out of this gorgeous mixed animal print wool-blend jersey from Mood Fabrics. This fabric is gorgeous and truly luxurious. It was so easy to work with. Just keep in mind if you choose to purchase it that it’s only 54″ wide.

Wool Jersey Dress

This pattern was really easy for a Vogue “Designer” pattern. The most technical skill you need is the ability to create gathers for the ruched detail.

Wool Jersey Dress

I initially cut out the size 16 — BEFORE reading all of the prior reviews. Just like everyone else said, this pattern runs pretty big. I had to cut it back down to probably a 14 (or a tad smaller). It’s supposed to be a “fitted” dress.

Wool Jersey Dress

And I did my usual lengthening alteration of adding three inches. And I omitted the lining. I guess it was suggested because maybe the original designer dress was created out of a very lightweight jersey. But my jersey is substantial enough to stand on its on.

Wool Jersey Dress

And I added my chocolate brown suede Ralph Lauren ankle boots and my orange suede fringed Big Buddha bag.

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Comments


  • Ginger
    October 24, 2012

    Hot hot hot! I love it!

    • Erica B
      October 24, 2012

      Thanks Ginger!

  • Marla
    October 24, 2012

    You did a nice job, but this is not one of my favorite dresses that you have made because the print doesn’t complement your beauty. It may just be the lighting. It’s hard to tell. Also the neckline looks awkward, but I think that it is just the pattern design. The ruched sides look nice though.

    • Erica B
      October 24, 2012

      Marla, the neckline is askew from the weight of my purse. I love this dress and more so the fabric. Thanks!

  • Amanda S.
    October 24, 2012

    I think this looks awesome on you and is super flattering.

    • Erica B
      October 24, 2012

      Thanks Amanda!

  • Janine Whisler
    October 25, 2012

    Hi Erica, this is a great dress! The longer silhouette is very flattering to your figure and I love those shoes. I bet a nice pair of boots would look adorable too. Very inspiring!

  • Erica B
    October 25, 2012

    Janine, I most definitely will be wearing this dress with a tall boot. Thanks!

  • Sarah Gunn
    October 26, 2012

    Everything you make is a knockout including this dress. Wow!

  • Erica B
    October 26, 2012

    Thanks Sarah!

  • Laura
    October 31, 2012

    Oh my Gawd do you look hot! and Confident and Strong! WOW….!
    Great look with those booties, and the print is wonderful, keep it up…sista!

    • Erica B
      November 5, 2012

      Thanks Laura!

  • oonaballoona
    November 7, 2012

    i’ve been jonesing this pattern and you’re not helping the situation AT ALL. you look killer!

    • Erica B
      November 19, 2012

      LOL… thanks Oona!