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Vogue Patterns: 8825 (Misses' Tunic, Dress And Pants) thumbsup - Type:Dresses    printable version
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Reviewed by:Sew Good
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Posted on:11/28/13 12:15 PM
Last Updated:11/28/13 10:18 PM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8825 by Sew Good

Vogue Patterns: 8825 by Sew Good  Vogue Patterns: 8825 by Sew Good  
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Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
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Pattern Sizing: I purchased a multi size 8 thru 14 but made an 8 and graded to a 10 for the skirt.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? On the hanger, my dress looks like a bathrobe but, yes, it does look like the picture

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were fairly easy to follow

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love sewing on knits (not sure why, I have been having trouble with my machine on knits lately) I love the way the thin knits feel when I wear them. Originally, I was attracted to this pattern because of the sleeves. I used to wear sleeves like this when I was a girl. I also love wrap and faux wrap dresses.

Fabric Used: I used a pink Poly/lycra ITY from It's light on one side with a slight sheen and a bit darker on the other. I used the darker side.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

Since I am short/petite, I made the cuffs shorter. Just as petite people should use smaller prints and make pockets a bit smaller, I felt the cuffs were out of proportion for my size.

I didn't make any other design changes but as usual, I added clear elastic to the back of the neck and I used my serger as much as possible. Both prevent puckered seams and help the fabric keep its shape. I also used clear elastic in the cuffs at the connection with the sleeves.

I also used "tape" instead of pins to put the pieces together. This worked wonderfully on the sleeves since the raglan seams were curved. I believe the "tape" is from Clover. You can sew on it without gumming up the needles. It's awesome for adhering patch pockets before sewing.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I'm not sure if I would sew it again for a long time. Usually, the clothing I make last FOREVER! I have clothing that is 10 years old and still look new. If I did make it again, I would shorten the ties as they are heavy and way too long. I would also use a patterned fabric. I see everyones beautiful fabrics. I just keep getting drawn to solid colors and need to start expanding my horizons!

Conclusion: I would not recommend this pattern for beginners because of the sleeves. It is really hard to join the shoulder seams and make them match at the neck (I'm a perfectionist and it would really bother me if they didn't match). Plus I don't think knits are ideal for beginners. I do, however, recommend the pattern for others. It is a quick sew (one day from start to finish) without a zipper or any notions other than my addition of clear elastic. IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PEOPLE TALLER THAN 5 FEET: The length of this dress fits me perfectly Quite unusual for me. I usually cut off 3 inches or more. Not with this pattern!!!

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WinterQueen said...
Your dress is just beautiful. You look amazing in it and such a gorgeous colour too :)x
11/28/13 12:48 PM
EleanorSews said...
Your dress is absolutely fits beautifully and the color is spectacular. This is clearly perfection for you!
11/28/13 1:40 PM
caper81 said...
Beautiful dress! I just *love* the colour:)
11/28/13 6:37 PM
Sew Good said...
Thank you all. I wasn't sure if I loved the color or not. I seldom wear pink :)
11/28/13 10:19 PM
AuntieShel said...
Very pretty on you!!
11/28/13 10:42 PM
Katharine in BXL said...
You look stunning.
11/29/13 5:25 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Great fitting and looking dress. I really should give this one a try.
11/29/13 8:31 AM
Byrdie said...
Very pretty dress!
11/29/13 2:56 PM
MariannaSew2Pro said...
That's a great pattern; thanks for drawing my attention to it. You look lovely btw. Have fun wearing it!
11/29/13 5:44 PM
mhk3boys said...
Your dress looks better than the Vogue!
11/29/13 6:38 PM
Sheseams said...
oh nice I've been thinking about making this dress
11/30/13 5:12 PM
norie creates said...
Beautiful dress and thanks for the tip for us over 5 footers : )
12/6/13 2:44 PM
Deepika said...
Beautiful dress. Thanks for the tip on reducing the cuff width. I'll do that too.
12/27/13 3:54 PM
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