I wanted to make a new dress to wear to PR Weekend SFO for our group dinner. Everyone seems to really like this Tracy Reese pattern and I had plenty of loud-print knits (as recommended)in my stash from which to choose so I thought what the heck! I wasn't feeling the Vogue lay-down-in-the-office-window-pose so I did my typical hands on hip pose.
Tracy Reese Vogue 1314
Fabric: Stretch jersey ITY Knit 92% poly, 8% lycra; Fabric.com ($2.99 / yd); Beige tricot knit from Fabric.com
The pattern is straightforward and the fit is good. I did a 10 on top / 12 on bottom like usual. I read that it was sized a little big but when I did the knit lining, it seemed to fit snugly enough. After finishing, I realized I probably could have taken it in a smidge more. It has a lining but I'm not really sure why. I used some nude knit tricot to line it but it seems like the lining could be omitted.
It's designed to be longer (below the knee) but I didn't like how it looked on me so I lopped off a good 6" and did a 1.5" hem. (I'm not quite 5'4" for comparison). Other reviewers at PR said the sleeves are short. My arms are short and the sleeves fit me perfectly with no alteration so if you have average or long arms, do add length. The only change I made to construction is to fold the neckband to the outside and topstitched. I like that look better than folding inward.