Misses/Misses' Petite Dress: semi-fitted, pullover dresses have low neckline and narrow hems. Pattern Sizing:
XS-XXL - I started with a size XXL Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Sort of...the basic dress design was the same. I just changed up the pocket design. Were the instructions easy to follow?
I didn't even use them. This is a Very Easy Vogue pattern that was simple to sew. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the v-neckline and the dress' silhouette. It is also a versatile pattern, several different outfits can be made using this pattern. I had no dislikes. Fabric Used:
Double sided wool crepe from the Mood NYC store. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Even though this pattern goes up to an XXL (size 24-26) in Vogue land, as a plus size chick I know that Vogue cuts their plus size patterns on the slim side rather than the full size. So the first alteration I made to all the pattern pieces (front, back & sleeve) was to alter them using my TNT (tried and true) dress pattern. I do this by creating a pattern sandwich
first my TNT dress pattern is laid down:
*then the pattern piece from V8824
*finally tracing paper is added to the top
*then I trace a new pattern piece
All my fitting issues were resolved by using my TNT dress pattern and I didn't have to start from scratch with the new pattern. I also altered the shoulder seam on the pattern pieces front and back by 1.5". That was the extent of the pattern alterations. Due to a lack of fabric, the sleeves ended up having a seam down the middle to get them out of the yardage I had remaining.
I omitted the facings included in the pattern and added a lining to the body of the dress but not the sleeves. The pattern suggests that you cut the back on the fold. I need body definition so I added a center back seam. I also topstitched the v-neckline and the center seam on the sleeves.
But the biggest change I made was to the pockets. The pattern calls for patch pockets - big fat patch pockets on the front of the dress. Those weren't going to work for me so I added a zipper pocket to the front of the dress using a tutorial from Sew Mama Sew. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will make this again. I already have an idea of how I want to make it as a tunic top with a skirt and/or pants. I also have several different embellishment ideas running through my head. Second, zipper pockets would be an amazing addition to this pattern, just leave enough fabric to practice them first! And finally, this is a great pattern that would look great on many different body types.