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|Vogue Patterns: 8825 (Misses Tunic, Dress and Pants) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||1/25/13 12:50 PM |
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|Fabric:||Rayon Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Pattern Description: Pullover tunic or dress has front extending into back collar, fitted, front pleated bodice, raised waist, tie ends, two-piece sleeves with barrel cuffs, and stitched hem. Fitted, straight-legged pants (below waist) have elastic waist.
Pattern Sizing: 8-24
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were
done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? I looked at the instructions once for neckline facing instructions but this pattern sorta just goes together.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the almost 70’s vibe that this dress gives off. I also love that its like a wrap dress but with no risk of front gapage. I also like the long gathered sleeves.
Fabric Used: A slinky deep burgundy/wine colored jersey fabric. I can’t remember the exact contents but I know that it is manmade.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn’t make any alterations on purpose but this fabric has a definite right and wrong side that can only be seen in sunlight. When I was sewing this I accidentally sewed the right front side to the wrong back sides. There was absolutely no way to remove the seams without destroying the fabric so I cut very closely to the seam line and recut the back pieces with a little extra seam allowance to make up for what I cut off the front. Next time I will be more careful because I think that I could have used that little extra around the front and not the back. Next time I think that I will take a small dart in the neckline because the front does tend to gap a little bit, not enough that I am indecent but enough that sometimes just a bit of my lace slip can be seen, not scandalous but something that I am not entirely happy about.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I keep thinking that I will make this pattern again in the same material just in black (which I have) but I haven’t been motivated enough to do it. I also have a vision of one in an emerald green silk jersey but there are so many other things that I want to sew so we will see. That being said I would totally recommend this pattern.
Conclusion: I really do love this dress and I have worn it many times since making it. I get compliments from random strangers both male and female saying they love the color and that it is a very beautiful dress. I love how this dress shows off my curves but keeps my front tummy camouflaged with the big wrap tie wrap. I do find the tie wrap a little long and may shorten it by a couple of inches for the next one. This dress is a fantastic wardrobe builder and is great both in a professional and non professional setting.
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