|Vogue Patterns: 8871 (Misses Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||9/17/13 1:59 PM |
|Pattern Size:||Plus-Sized Regular Petite |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Available for sale on PR: $22.50 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||ITY Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Close fitting, flared, pullover dress with seam detail and narrow hem. Cap sleeves or sleeveless; knee length or calf length.
I cut and sewed a 10-12+ and found it slightly big. I usually use 10-12-14 in the Big 4.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, what a great little pattern!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy directions, and simple to sew. However, the pattern pieces are large and might be difficult to cut out for some people new to knits.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the body conscious style of this dress. I was not sure it would work for me as I am petite and curvy. It is easy for clothes to overwhelm me, and to highlight my hips and stomach. This dress does not do that. Wow, what a pleasure!
front view of happy sewer
The pattern comes together very easily and is a simple sew. There are few marks on the princess seams however, and you are basically on your own in easing the curves together.
I used a very old stash piece which I had bought at JA in the Red Tag section a few years back. I loved the dots, and still do. This is an ITY jersey which has way too much stretch for the dress, but I think will hold up through the coming year. I'd love to make this dress again in a solid ponte, perhaps a deep navy color.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I sewed it as directed but did not topstitch as the print is very busy.
I altered it in length at the flat pattern stage, sewed it and then, adjusted further for my height. side view
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
YES It is one of my favorite dresses, and I have chosen it over and over in the last few weeks.
Great pattern! Buy this, and make it.
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