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Posted on:3/29/14 5:29 PM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8904 by sunnysewer

Vogue Patterns: 8904 by sunnysewer  Vogue Patterns: 8904 by sunnysewer  
Pattern Photo:Vogue Patterns 8904
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 5 people   
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Fabric:Cotton-Lycra Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Close fitting pullover dress in two lengths with raw edged tiers and self neck binding. Sleeveless with armhole binding or sleeves.


Pattern Sizing: 6 - 22, I made a 12 at neck and armholes, 14 everywhere else as I usually make a Vogue 12 and add at the hip. I didn't want it to be a tight fitting dress.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. Maybe better as the pattern envelope versions are pretty drab.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes they seemed OK. I didn't really use other than to see if the edge of the pattern overlay pieces matched up to the marked lines or if that was the stitching line. Good thing I checked as the marked lines on the under-dress are the stitching lines.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?Love the uniqueness of the style, (even though it is everywhere in RTW now) love the way they use the stripes. Super comfortable since it is all knit.

Fabric Used: cotton lycra knit

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: added some fit insurance on the side seams as I didn't want it to be too snug.
changed the placement of the back layers so that they would look better on my backside.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would like to sew it again, who knows if I will get to it.
Highly recommend as a fun and stylish dress, perfect for travel.

Conclusion:
A winner, thank you Vogue.

Blog post here with details on the changes on the back layers
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BillieJean said...
Lovely dress and extremely helpful review. Thanks so much.
3/29/14 5:37 PM
supizoo said...
This is really lovely on you.
3/29/14 7:32 PM
nothy lane said...
Great review. Love the dress. It does look like a fun sew.
3/29/14 11:06 PM
kajero said...
What a great review. The dress is awesome and the color is beautiful. It looks so gorgeous on you. I hope to make it one day so I will be using your tips!
3/29/14 11:25 PM
AnneM said...
Love your version. With the pretty blue color, it looks very "Spring". Your fit is very nice.
3/30/14 7:56 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Great outcome with the fitting adjustments. Great information. I made this once but did not like the knit combo I used. The back was issue for me as well. Your information on how you corrected the back to fit better will be most helpful as I attempt to make this again soon.
3/30/14 8:08 AM
carolynw said...
Very nice
3/30/14 11:28 AM
STARG said...
Love the pretty blues. Very nice.
3/30/14 12:03 PM
marjenann said...
Great dress! Great review! Wonderful blog post! I am definitely making this dress!
3/30/14 3:52 PM
becca a said...
Gorgeous dress! I love this pattern on everyone who has made it. I have to jump on this bandwagon soon.
3/30/14 11:23 PM
 
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