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|Vogue Patterns: 8899 (Misses' Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||7/11/13 1:00 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Available for sale on PR: $20.00 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Well pinch my cheeks and call me Rosie. This dress is awesome. I am not really drawn to patterns with just hand drawings on the envelope. I think it's sort of like how I really only like cookbooks with color pictures. The picture makes me want to cook/bake it and then put it in a pretty dish perhaps with a garnish. Pattern envelopes are sort of same deal. It's not logical, but it's how it is. |
This sucker was the opposite. The photo in the book I didn't like, but I did dig the sketch. I got this pattern at a sale - and just thought I'd give it a go. I wanted a elastic waist summer dress that had some oomph. And I'm really gaga for it. Super easy as well!
Bodice - you can barely see it, but there's a triangle insert in there
Caboose view (also an insert here as well)
Lined, pullover dress has loose-fitting bodice, insets, elasticized waist and side front slits. Version A is sleeveless, B/C have a Capelet with two dress lengths.
6-14. I made the 6. This is weird for me with Vogue - I usually cut a 10, soooooooometimes an 8, but I found the ease in this pattern to be great. I worked for the final measurements on the pattern, and decided to go with the smallest size. I'm glad I did, I think I'd swim in it a bit otherwise.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I think so. This dress is easy to construct, but I don't like their instructions for attaching the front and back inset. I think it is unnecessarily fussy, and wouldn't give the cleanest finish. I'll describe more below.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It's really pretty without being super fussy. Not a ruffle or a pleat in sight, but the front slits, low v bodice (it's pretty low ladies...i'm pretty flat chested so it's fine for me), and insets make it very feminine.
A cotton gauze from FabricMart.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The only change I made was how the inset was attached.
They have to attach the inset lining and then press in the seam allowance for the fashion fabric inset and slipstitch it in place. Yak. This just screams disaster to me. If I have the option the machine finish - I take it.
I underlined the fashion fabric inset with the lining and attached them in one step. On the back you'll need to snip into the seam allowance at the tip of the triangle to insert the inset. Then I trimmed the seam allowances and used my overcasting foot to faux "serge" the edges. If you have a serger - #1) I'm totally jealous; #2) You could do this step even faster. The end result looks clean on both sides.
Oh, I also just noticed (as I'm glancing over the instructions), I didn't make a casing for the elastic. I attached the top to the skirt, trimmed the seam allowance to the width of my elastic, and then zigzagged.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would. It's a great summer dress. And with different fabrics I think it could be fancy pants or summer picnic. Also, for newer sewers....no zipper insertion and pretty straightforward construction.
Vogue 8899 you're great. Welcome to my closet.
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