Vogue 1513 Chic Pleats free fun just for you

African American woman wearing Vogue 1513 standing in a park

Hello everyone! I’m constantly filling my wardrobe with showstoppers, but I also love classics like Vogue 1513. Today, I am sharing my experience sewing with Vogue 1513, a beautiful sheath dress sewing pattern with a twist. The dress is in the designer Badgley Mischka’s designer collection and can be worn as an evening dress with its dressy pleated drape detail for a date night or to work. You know how much I love pleats from another Vogue pattern, Vogue 1874.

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Sewing Pattern Features

True to many Vogue Patterns, this sewing pattern has only one view: read it and weep. It’s lined and sleeveless with a delicate back slit and a unique combination of a stand-up collar with a dramatic pleat.

Fabric for Vogue 1513

Mood Fabrics has been knocking it out of the ballpark lately with its fantastic selection of suiting, Ponte, and knit fabrics. This fabric is a buttery smooth Italian black and lapis blue double-face ponte knit. Reasonably heavy at 620 grams industry weight, it is excellent for structured pieces like this and might make a great pair of pants, skirt, or jacket. This remarkable fabric for Vogue 1513 boasts a perfect blend of polyester and spandex, revealing a semi-glossy surface with solid colors on both sides. Its impressive stretch along the width makes it an excellent choice for sportswear. Medium-weighted and soft to the touch, this fabric is ideal for reversible jackets, hoodies, and laptop covers. Its opaqueness means no extra lining is required, ensuring a seamless experience for all.

African American woman wearing Vogue 1513 standing in front of a waterfall

I lined mine with black power mesh. Yes, black power mesh is impressive; it moves with you and doesn’t wrinkle underneath. Additionally, it breathes in hot weather, so I’m comfortable. I’m a huge fan of Brooks Brothers’ dresses, and I have so many lined in this method that I’ve incorporated this fabric and technique into my sewing. 

Petite Adjustments for Vogue 1513:

I removed an incredible five inches from the hem and did several small, minor adjustments to the waist and armscye. Otherwise, this Vogue 1513 is excellent right out of the package envelope.

I cut a size 12 graded to a size 14 at the hips with a little additional widening for comfort. This pattern is straightforward to fit. I highly recommend it to any beginner looking to fiddle with fit (remember to account for the lining).  

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Final Thoughts:

This pattern was an absolute joy to work with. The instructions were clear and easy to follow, and the finished product turned out even better than I had hoped. The blue lapis fabric added a gorgeous pop of color to the design and made it stand out. 

One of the things I appreciated most about this pattern was how versatile it was. Different fabric choices or alterations to the design could be adapted to suit a wide range of occasions and styles. Whether you’re looking for a dress for a formal event or a more casual everyday look, this pattern has got you covered. 

African American woman wearing Vogue 1513 standing in a park

I highly recommend Vogue 1513 to anyone looking for a chic and timeless sewing project. And if you’re in the market for some beautiful fabric to go with it, I can’t recommend Mood Fabrics enough. Their selection is unbeatable, and their customer service is top-notch. 

So go ahead and give this pattern a try – you won’t regret it! Happy sewing!

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