Vogue Dress 1313

Description: Semi-fitted dress has partially lined yokes, seam detail, no side seams, side front pockets, front exposed zipper and topstitching.
Material: Linen and Linen blend with a cotton lining
Pattern: Vogue Pattern 1313


Over the Easter break I decided to whip up a few dresses to wear to work. I have so many patterns but thankfully landed on this nifty Vogue number. I’ve always loved the colour block type dresses so I pulled out my floral cotton sateen that I bought a while ago at Spotlight and pieced it together with some black cotton sateen. I also included a lightweight cotton lining.


The one thing on this dress, that I feel makes it look a lot less handmade, was the use of the jacket zipper. If you’re not careful the zipper alone can end up making this garment quite costly, at $10 per zip! So if you can, it might be worth buying a few of these online in bulk or going direct to the supplier online to save some money.


The second dress I made was out of a linen and linen blend. I think the colour block worked really great on this version as well. The best part about this pattern is that there are a few different pieces so you can pick and choose which parts you want different.


I like this version because it will be great in winter with a short sleeve shirt and black tights. Oh and the best part of all… it has pockets!!



This pattern is now out of print, so it might be a bit more difficult to get your hands on. But if you can, I highly recommend it because it’s a really lovely design and it’s actually quite easy to make. You can also mix and match a range of different fabric colours and types!

Hope you enjoyed! Happy Sewing

Erin xx


3 thoughts on “Vogue Dress 1313

  1. Hi Erin
    I’ve always been interested in the construction features in DKNY patterns and was considering buying this one. I like your interpretations of it, seems like a great pattern to buy, well done!
    It’s true, notions like zips are incredibly expensive and harder and harder to find shops that sell them in the uk. Sometimes it’s great just to see them in person.
    Look forward to seeing other garments you’ve made.
    Miss J

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