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Pattern Reviews> Vogue Patterns> 8916 (Misses' Jacket, Top, Dress and Skirt)

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Posted on:7/14/13 10:53 AM
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Slouchy said... (4/28/15 5:36 AM) Reply
Thanks for warning re fitting with straps! It can't hurt to play some more with the bodice fit (if you are going to bin it anyway) - some great suggestions below - and if the work how about colour blocking or adding a strip on the bottom for more length? That would fit with the horizontal neckline of the dress? Just a thought...
JayG said... (2/5/14 5:23 AM) Reply
You have written a very humerous review. I don't think I'll get this pattern, so thanks for being so honest and down to earth.
style inspired said... (7/15/13 5:27 PM) Reply
YOur dress looks nice for a hot summer day. If made from tweed it would be meant to wear with the jacket. Looking forward to hear what you think of the jacket. Like the look of the whole pattern but the jacket might be boxy. The outfit looks vaguely Jackie K to me,
susanbanks said... (7/14/13 2:02 PM) Reply
We share your pain! The dress is too lovely to give up on now you've done the hard work. Have you tried taking in the very top part of the princess seams to make it curve back in and avoid gaping? I agree about Vogue wardrobe patterns: usually 2 really nice items and a couple that make a bin liner look flattering! P.S. I've have success with Vogue 8849 with different cup sizes to make a similar sundress where you can make a size smaller but with a bigger bust.
HRigg said... (7/14/13 12:52 PM) Reply
This is a difficult one. Looking at your photos I think you may have reduced the top of the bodice side front too much but then I can see how without the reduction it would have made the top too wide. Did you take the same amount and shape from the corresponding centre front piece?. The seam across the middle doesn't help. Pity, it's not that bad but it could have made a very nice dress. Could I suggest you look at something like Burda 8061 for a similar style but perhaps a bit easier for you. Here the front is one piece with the shape coming from darts rather than a princess seam. You'll get there!
caper81 said... (7/14/13 12:02 PM) Reply
Great review, sorry to hear about your troubles :( It's disappointing when something doesn't turn out like we envision.
carolynw said... (7/14/13 11:20 AM) Reply
Thanks for your very funny review - too bad it didn't work out
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