Vogue 1410 has to be one of my favourite patterns and it is evident in the number of times that I've made this pull-over dress. This would be number four.
The fabric is chocolate brown wool crepe that I picked up at Mitchell Fabrics a couple of years ago with this project in mind. I don't know why it took me so long to pull off this project. I love sewing with this fabric, no challenges in the sewing department, and it has a lovely drape for this design. The fabric was pretreated with a tumble through the washing machine and dryer. It handled the pretreatment well. Pressing was done on the wool setting.
Instead of finishing the front closure with a cord stopper and elastic cord to form the front drape, I took my inspiration for the ribbon treatment from the younger version of this design, Vogue 1455. The length was shortened on the pattern piece, including a one inch hem. The shoulder seam was also shortened by 5/8" and the front neckline was raised an inch.
Fabric: 2.8 metres
Ribbon: 1.5 metres of 2" wide ribbon
Knit 'N Stitch Tape: 1.5 metres
Pattern: Vogue 1410
Additional Tools & Supplies: Sewing machine, serger, buttonhole foot, button, screwdriver, tweezers, brushes, tailor's ham, iron, ironing board, cutting table, scissors, thread clippers, pins, coffee and chocolate.