Vogue 1248 Big Pockets and Big Puffed Sleeves

I made this skirt



and
this shirt!

I wanted Vogue1248 from the first time I saw it. This skirt looks like COMME des GARÇONS! I purchased this pattern last year and have been wanting to make a skirt and a shirt. I definitely can't draw like the complicated pattern.

 I didn't change anything about the skirt design. This skirt is high-waisted, and it has giant gathered pockets (HUGE!) and sleeve bows. It took a lot of time to make the skirt (over 10hours!), because the skirt pattern has a lot of pieces! The most annoying parts were matching the pattern and making the gathers! They were so tricky! I had to cut the waist bands twice from the pattern, because the plaid pattern didn't match. I used a soft and light poly cotton. If you try to make the skirt, I recommend that you use light fabrics.



I added a lining, so I'll wear it until the fall. I was wearing the skirt with an asymmetrical white top (it's self-drafted) in these photos, but I think this skirt goes well with a short length sweater and boots.

I love this shirt too; it's lovely and unique design.

This shirt has a triple collar! I combined blue linen and white cotton. This shirt pattern doesn't have a sleeve pattern. I have broad shoulders and don't think this shirt design suits me. I drew the sleeve pattern, so I added these big puffed sleeves to the bodice. I usually steer clear of button-up shirts in summer, because they are uncomfortable around my neck. However, this shirt is really comfortable to wear! It's light and airy.

I usually wear the shirt with a black pencil skirt in my office, but it wasn't on when I took these photos. I will make one more again next year! I would like to make fall clothes too, but it'll be hot until the end of this month.

Fabric: Skirt 60" 3 1/8yd, 
Shirt 45" 1 5/8yd (blue), 45" 1/2yd (white) 
Total time spent: Skirt 11-12 hours, Shirt 8 hours

29 comments

  1. Just....wow! I didn't think the skirt could look good from the pattern envelope, but your version is stunning. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Siobhan! I am pleased:) The skirt took a lot of time to make, but it worth it to try. I am happy with the result.

      Delete
  2. The skirt is gorgeous but I am a size 18 and I think it would make me look bigger than I. On you you? Smashing, Congratulations on your incredible sewing skills. Like wise with the beautiful triple collared shirt - Stunning and unique.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for visiting my blog, Linda! I am glad that you like it.
      I thought this skirt design doesn't suit me before making it, because I have a pear shaped body. However, these pockets hide my bottom. If I were you, I wouldn't choose a bright color and plain fabric. I think it makes me look bigger. Good luck;)

      Delete
  3. that skirt is fantastic, love it. and the blouse is so pretty. great use of that unusual pattern.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Beth! I really love both of them. I am happy with the results:)))

      Delete
  4. OMG!Eli this skirt is fabulous!💐👏👏I have
    The pattern and made it but I was afraid to make the big pockets- I will now! The shirt is also very clever with the cold shoulder effect. You are an inspiration😄

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Sarah! I am pleased:) If you make one with this pattern, please show me it! You always make beautiful works.

      Delete
  5. Wow!Both the skirt and shirt look so amazing. You always take beautiful pictures, too. I love the sleeves you added to the shirt - you are so creative!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for praising me, Olivia! I love taking pictures while walking on the weekends. I can't take pictures well; but my camera always help me (^▽^;)

      Delete
  6. I love your outfit! The puffy sleeves are a great addition to the top. The whole outfit looks so stylish on you. I love the your boots! I prefer wearing boots over most any other shoe unless it's summer time.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Shirley! These boots are my favorite. I didn't know which they are called, sandals or boots. Ha ha.
      P.S. They are called "Boosan (boots and sandals)"in Japanese:)

      Delete
  7. I LOVE your skirt - what a perfect fabric choice, it looks fantastic on you! All that work was definitely worth it! Your shirt is really cool too :).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Gabrielle! I agree with you, these projects were very tricky for me. However, I am happy with these styles now:)

      Delete
  8. Great outfits! I don't think I've ever seen that pattern before, or at lest I never noticed it.
    I really like your idea of adding the puffy sleeves to the top - it gives it the "cold shoulder" look which is very popular right now.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, betty! I love the idea too, these sleeves are very lovely:)
      The pattern is out of print but can be found on Etsy and EBay.

      Delete
  9. That's a great skirt! I love plaid and you did a lovely work on matched and gathered. Love the shirt as well :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Hana. I am happy that hear from you. I am look forward to your next project:)))

      Delete
  10. woooow !! commentless.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, so much! I am pleased:)))

      Delete
  11. Your skirt is beautiful. All of the time and effort you put into it has certainly paid off! It is wonderful. I love the cute top you made as well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Tomasa! I'm really flattered :))) This skirt took a lot of time to finish, but I am happy with it.

      Delete
  12. You certainly made the skirt a lot more gorgeous especially with the plaid! Smart and creative choice!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
    2. Thank you, Jennifer! Do you enjoy sewing? I really love the skirt; it's one of my favorite:)))

      Delete
  13. With the plaid the skirt gives off a completely different vibe ... so cool! I love what you did with the top too: great fabric combo ... great look!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Sasha! I love the fabric combo! I am glad that I made it;)

      Delete
  14. Thank you for commenting about my coat. Love your blog and will be following you by Bloglovin starting now.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for following me, Faye! I am very pleased. I really love your coat:)

      Delete