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Vogue 1339 Guy Laroche - A Valentine's Day Red Dress

This red dress is from a pattern I had purchased in 2013 (when it was released).  With draping and ruching back in fashion (honestly, for me it never went away!) I decided it was time to sew the dress. It only took me 10 years :-) Let's talk about the pattern for a moment. This is Vogue 1339, a Guy Laroche design.  The description reads "Pullover dress has loose-fitting, blouson bodice with right shoulder and waistline pleats, stay, close-fitting, gathered and pleated skirt, with no side seams, left side front seam, pleated, single-layer flounces (wrong side shows), and slit. Very narrow hem for neckline and armholes. French seam finish for shoulders. Raw edge finish for hemline and flounces."  Oh how I miss those detailed descriptions on the patterns! How about you? Fabric suggestions: Two-way stretch knits: rayon, spandex, cotton spandex.  The skirt portion is self-lined. I always pictured this dress sewn in an ITY knit, but that's now what I used.  My fabric is a r