I paired V1314 with this beautiful Taupe/Mocha/Black/Red stretch striped cotton terry (#308113). I love the color combination. Each color can be used to make a cardigan, jacket, or coat to complete a well put together stylish outfit. The coloration and the stripes are classic 70’s. The knit is lightweight with a lovely drape that falls close to the body. It feels good on and is super easy to work with.
If you follow my blog, you know I’ve used this pattern many time. I just can’t stop finding new ways to use Vogue 1314 Tracy Reese Pullover Ruched dress. Actually, I’ve used the front and back lining pattern pieces (no ruching for me) to create over a dozen looks. Can I say it’s my favorite TNT pullover dress pattern.
For this dress I lengthen it by several inches and added slits to the side. No other changes to it beyond the fit, which were made years ago.
My challenge was placement of the horizontal stripes. I was careful to make sure the pattern of the stripes below the bust was consistent around my body. My fit adjustments resulted in a bust dart, and it was important for me to try to reduce the appearance of it without disrupting the pattern of the stripes. I’m very pleased with it and hope to get plenty of wear out of it.
Do I like it? You bet. Will I make it again? YES. Do I recommend it? Yes, to every level of sewist. This is a winner!
If you interested in reading about my other versions of this dress, please click here.