|Vogue Patterns: 8870 (Misses Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||6/27/13 2:18 AM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Available for sale on PR: $18.00 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Satin [See other projects in this fabric]|
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MISSES' DRESS: Pullover dress has loose-fitting, blouson bodice variations, elasticized (seamed) waist, side pockets and narrow hem. Wrong side shows on back hemline. A: mock wrap, front pleated bodice, and two-piece sleeves. Note: no provisions provided for above waist adjustment. B: elasticized upper back. I made View A
Pattern Sizing: Combinations: Y(XSmall-Small-Medium), ZZ(Large-XLarge-XXLarge). I made the medium
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I think so
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were very easy to follow. This was my first Vogue pattern and it has given me the confidence to try many more.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved how easy it was to put together, I think its also quite a flattering dress. I made it to wear to a friends bridal shower in a nice tropical destination, so I used a lovely bright fabric.
The only thing I dislike about the dress is that sometimes the bodice facing slips out to the front. I am not sure how to correct this, I have even put a couple of hidden stitches to try and tack it down. I don't think this is the fault of the pattern though, and as I am still learning I am sure next time I make this dress I can figure out how to attach the facing so it sits a little better ;)
I am also just a little unsure as to why there needs to be a center back seam on the skirt. I think it really didn't need it.
Fabric Used: Aqua Polyester satin with a large floral print. I tried to really pay attention to pattern placement. I didn't want any large blooms on the girls, and I also used up a lot of fabric making sure the sleeves blended well. I was really happy except for the large bloom at my crotch, which luckily isn't that noticeable when you are moving about. I tried to capture the vivid colors of the dress by playing with the camera settings. The dress color came out very true to life but I ended up being tinted orange. I promise I am not orange in real life : )
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I decided to use french seams throughout the garment.
I have a long torso for this pattern so when I make it again I will add a little length to it so the dress hits my natural waist. At the moment it sits a little above and isn't really a big deal but I know I will be more comfortable if the waist sits in the right spot. The pattern does not make any provisions for above waist adjustment and I didn't want to try too many new techniques for my first Vogue.
I also left off the pockets. I didn't want any bulk around my hips and the fabric is very light I didn't want anything to interfere with the drape. I am on the hunt for a nice bright belt to wear with it.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will make this dress again for sure. I would like to try it in a plain but cool and breathable fabric for the hot summers here. I highly recommend this pattern, especially for a beginner.
Conclusion: I loved making this dress, it was very easy and it is something I will make again. I highly recommend it.
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