SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login

Pattern Reviews> Vogue Patterns> 8614 (JACKET DRESSES)

Viewed 509 times 
Reviewed by:couturemom
photo
Friend of PR

 
 
About couturemomstar
NC United States
Member since: 7/19/11
Reviews: 19 (patterns: 15)
Skill level:Expert/Couture
Favored by: 3 people
more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on:2/16/12 9:13 AM


Review Rating: Very Helpful by 7 people   
See other patterns in this category: Dresses    Coat/Jacket    
To read this review, please Login. Only registered members can read reviews written more than 6 months ago.

Merchants on PR

Reconstructing History


Historical Patterns
Web site

O! Jolly! Shop


Sweater knit fabrics
Web site

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

<< Previous      Next >>
19 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
sewnaughty said... (3/20/13 4:16 PM) Reply
I just purchased this pattern Vogue had an out of print sale. Thanks for the review. I cant wait to make it.
AdjuaP said... (9/1/12 3:56 PM) Reply
looks great - the ribbon really picks out the seam lines. great idea.
jlg said... (6/18/12 6:10 AM) Reply
This is fantastic. I love the lines in it and how you highlighted them with the ribbon.
couturemom said... (2/17/12 4:07 PM) Reply
Perservering - Thanks for the comments. I unfortunately don't remember the specific tweaks I made to the pattern sizing, as I made it last year. However, in general I can use a size 12 without too many changes. I usually nip the waist a bit (prefer things to fit a bit more snugly), sometimes flatten the hip curve, add to the neckline (if low cut), use a 3/4" seam at the shoulders (I'm short), and take in the bust (nursing 2 kids decimated my bustline). My mother taught me to sew when I was younger, and then I found I enjoyed making clothing for myself and just practiced a lot after I graduated from college and had more free time. I have picked up most of my techniques from reading books and browsing this site, which has so much good info. I also have the temperment for sewing, which in my opinion requires attention to detail and patience. My career is in finance - go figure.
Levone said... (2/17/12 3:42 PM) Reply
Gorgeous suit!
Karine said... (2/17/12 8:22 AM) Reply
stunning! I've loved this pattern since it first came out - thanks for the review.
VivianZ said... (2/17/12 7:53 AM) Reply
Gorgeous dress. Great fabric/trim design detail!
Scheryka said... (2/16/12 6:59 PM) Reply
Thanks for the review. I have had the dress cut out and ready for about a year and half but could noever get the flanges to act right. Did you have issues with them? I may pull it out and take a millionth look at it.... good job.
RLL said... (2/16/12 4:50 PM) Reply
Classy!
Sheseams said... (2/16/12 4:09 PM) Reply
Oh Pretty! Love the ribbon touch!
CraftAddict said... (2/16/12 2:22 PM) Reply
Very VERY nice!
SVN said... (2/16/12 2:11 PM) Reply
This is a stunning suit. Beautifully made.
SewWil said... (2/16/12 1:24 PM) Reply
Gorgeous! Love the addition of the ribbon in the seams.
TJSEWS said... (2/16/12 12:40 PM) Reply
Superb!
MaryDB said... (2/16/12 10:25 AM) Reply
That's a really fabulous outfit! Great work.
4u2cme said... (2/16/12 10:20 AM) Reply
Thank you for reviewing this pattern. I have it in my stash. I loved the lines of the outfit when I saw it in the catalog. Your outfit is lovely.
nickelc624 said... (2/16/12 10:14 AM) Reply
wow, this is a beautiful suit!
redside said... (2/16/12 9:49 AM) Reply
Beautiful work!
persevering said... (2/16/12 9:33 AM) Reply
Wow! Your outfit is AMAZING as is the coat you previously showed us. If possible: 1) Can you please specify if you needed to make alterations &/ can you share your measurements?) and 2) Your profile lists you as an advanced sewer (which is clearly evidenced by your sewing) , can you please also share how you got to be? Thank you
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Class Details

Online Class
Restyling with Exposed Zippers
Restyling with Exposed Zippers

Class Details

Butterick 5932

photo
by: AmberSage

Review
Shapes Four Good Measure Pattern (Size 1-3)

Shapes Four Good Measure Pattern (Size 1-3)

Pattern Details
Sewing Workshop Haiku Two Pattern

Sewing Workshop Haiku Two Pattern

Pattern Details