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Posted on:2/18/14 5:54 AM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8902 by Sewingelle

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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 5 people   
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Fabric:Cotton Broadcloth  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Dress has close-fitting, bias bodice and triangular inserts in the sides, sleeve and skirt variations and back zipper, plus topstitching and opportunities for colour blocking.

Pattern Sizing:
6-22, with A to D cup bodice pieces; I made a 14 with a B cup.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, they were excellent. I mainly sew Burda, so Vogue's instructions were a dream!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the inserts and the bias bodice that makes striped and checked fabric interesting. Love the top stitching too. No dislikes.

Fabric Used:
Both fabrics are cotton and the dress is fully lined in a cream cotton batiste. The red striped fabric on the sleeves and midriff inserts is a stretch cotton and the cream and red window pane check is non stretch. The windowpane print is from IKEA and its a heavy weight. It’s probably meant for tablecloths and cushions.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The short sleeves in this pattern are gathered at the neck while the long sleeves have a dart. The lining for both long and short sleeves has a dart. I thought the dart would work better with my fabric so that’s what I used.
My bodice pieces are not exactly on the bias. This is because the check is not square: 9.5 cm long and 10 wide. So I ‘redrew’ the bias through the corners of my ‘squares’. This put the bias off by a few degrees but meant the stripes matched up beautifully on the bodice.

More photos on my blog post

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes. This is a great pattern and the inserts make it very figure flattering. I'd like a long sleeved ponti or double knit winter dress and a chiffon or voile summer dress with the fuller skirt.

Great pattern. You need to make one of these dresses too!
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Austragirl said...
That window pane matching is a winner. Love the dress.
2/18/14 6:43 AM
brandywine said...
I am astounded at your pattern matching! It looks amazing, and the waist inserts are very slimming :-)
2/18/14 7:00 AM
Meomyart said...
Really Nice!
2/18/14 8:26 AM
sewbeeit said...
Wow, your dress is so much nicer than the envelope. Your fit is better too. Looks great on you! Makes me really want to make this dress. Thanks for the review and picture.
2/18/14 8:30 AM
Baja Susana said...
Lovely dress. And your matching of the window pane plaid is superb.
2/18/14 9:37 AM
WinterQueen said...
Totally love what you have done with the fabrics here :)x
2/18/14 11:21 AM
MrsCharisma said...
This is fantastic. Love the bias pieces!
2/18/14 11:25 AM
Erin Sooit said...
Love your dress. I have this pattern, and was undecided about whether it would work for me, so I really appreciated your review. Thanks!
2/18/14 1:11 PM
tlc246 said...
Super cute!
2/18/14 1:35 PM
LauraHarkawik said...
Beautiful job - I love the contrasting fabric - lovely dress!
2/18/14 8:37 PM
ISewedIt said...
Just lovely!
2/18/14 11:14 PM
Danvillegirl said...
I love the look of your dress using the window pane fabric and solid inserts. Looks very summery!
2/19/14 5:17 AM
sewtime said...
Beautifully sewn, love your dress!
2/19/14 9:29 AM
STARG said...
Beautiful dress. Love your selection of different fabrics, they look great together.
2/19/14 9:55 AM
annem54 said...
This is really nice - much nicer than on the pattern envelope!
2/19/14 3:27 PM
busyozmum said...
Wow! This is gorgeous on you.
3/10/14 10:17 PM
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