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|Vogue Patterns: 8701 (Misses' Jacket, Dress, Skirt And Pants) - Type:Coordinates |
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|Posted on:||4/15/11 10:28 PM |
|Last Updated:||1/25/13 11:59 AM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
|See other patterns in this category: Dresses Coat/Jacket Pants Skirts |
|Available for sale on PR: $20.62 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Stretch Twill [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Women's Wardrobe|
Pattern Sizing:Size 20, graded to somewhere between 18 & 20. Although I've got a 42" bust, the majority of it is in front and so I had to cut two inches from the top of the bodice and ease that down to 1" smaller at the waist. That would put the back at somewhere in the neighborhood of a 12-14 I think.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did, surprisingly. I'm always surprised when that happens!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Pretty much. The only fiddly bit was the sleeve instructions regarding the understitching, but otherwise it was fine.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the look of it. It's super comfortable to wear. My biggest dislike is the fact that the skirt is VERY full and requires at LEAST a slip if not a crinoline + some sort of bottom covering to keep from flashing all and sundry. I was NOT comfortable wearing it to a Ballroom Dance class this week. Selfconscious, party of one...
Fabric Used: Wearable muslin: 1 thrifted cotton bedsheet with cotton lining. Fashion Fabric: stretch suiting with lightweight lining fabric.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Graded down the bodice back to fit my narrow back/shoulders. Took 2+" out of the sleeve cap and eased it into the sleeve width to accomodate my slender shoulders but healthy biceps.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Since I've sewn it twice, I can safely say yes to the first question. Would I recommend it? Absolutely. My only caution is to go s-l-o-w-l-y and take your time with pressing, pinning, understitching, etc. You can NOT slap this one together.
Conclusion: This is an excellent intermediate to advanced sewing skill pattern. Vogue has a reputation for being "hard" to sew, but I found the opposite to be true of this pattern. Why? Because all the pieces fit together like they are supposed to. The instructions didn't look like they were written by crack-smoking alien monkeys (and yes, Simplicity, I'm talkin' to YOU). Make sure to allow extra fabric for matching plaids. The skirt panels are wider than a double thickness of 44" fabric by a bit in the largest size (20), so if you're making the larger sizes, be sure to open out the fabric and cut on the full width. I'm playing with the idea of narrowing the skirt a little and then cutting the skirt front/back on the fold and putting in a side zip instead.
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