|Vogue Patterns: 8871 (Misses Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Available for sale on PR: $16.88 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton-Lycra Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Close-fitting, flared, pullover dress has seam detail and narrow hem. B: cut on crosswise grain.|
Pattern Sizing: 8-24.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I made View A, and it did except for my alteration on the neckline.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, this is an extremely easy dress to make.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This one is a variation on a princess seam dress, with side pieces that can be cut on the opposite grain as the rest of the dress to give it a little more interest at the sides. Here is a Close-up of that area.
Fabric Used: Cotton lycra knit from Sewbaby.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The pattern went together wonderfully, and fit great without any alterations. But when I first tried it on, it wasn't flattering. I tend to look better with open necklines, so I lowered the neckline 4 inches in the front. I added a belt to break it up at the waist, and am happier with the end result. Here is my "Before" picture.
I also added 2 inches to the length, and at 5'9" it hits me right at the knee.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I think it would be interesting in a striped knit too!
This is an all season dress- throw on some tights and a cardigan, and you can make it work for a cool March day, or wear it with sandals and you'll be set for a sunny May day. All pics can be seen on My Blog.
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