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Vogue 1315 - a review and lesson in pattern placement

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I just finished sewing Vogue 1315 - an adorable pullover knit dress, sewn in a fabulous ITY Cache knit from Fabric Mart Fabrics . The pattern is a Rebecca Taylor design that is very simple to sew, with a few fun details , like pleated pockets. So I'm wondering...have you ever painstakingly laid out your pattern pieces --- matching the front and back along the shoulder seams, making sure both sleeves feature the same pattern and the top and bottom portions match at the waist seam --- only to discover an " oops " moment when you tried on the garment?  Yea, me too.  When I cut this dress out I was so careful to match everything that I didn't quite think where the dark stripes would land.  I had a good chuckle when I saw the photos and realized what I had done. Those faux "suspenders" were not intended to be one of the design details of the dress. Oh well.  Live and learn.  Let me tell you more about the dress details. The round neckline is fin