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Posted on:3/30/14 4:56 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular 
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8904 by Christas

Vogue Patterns: 8904 by Christas  Vogue Patterns: 8904 by Christas  
Pattern Photo:Vogue Patterns 8904
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Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 8 people   
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Fabric:Cotton-Poly Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
***Please note: The navy dress appears MUCH tighter in the photo than it looks in real life. The sun was very bright and accentuated every wrinkle quite a lot. My camera died and hopefully, I can add better photos of that version later.

Pattern Description: Close-fitting, pullover dress has self neck binding, tiers, and raw edge finish. A:Sleeves, B: Self armhole binding.

Pattern Sizing: Sizes 6 - 22
This dress runs small and is very close fitting. It has negative ease, so check the flat pattern measurements, since you might want the dress to have more ease. I normally sew an 8 through the shoulders, a 10 through the bust, and a 12 through the hips. I ended up sewing a 10 through the shoulders and a 12 through waist and hips in this pattern.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I made three versions. The first and second versions I only used the under dress pattern pieces. Those two look very different from the pattern envelope photo. The third version I made looks just like the pattern envelope.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes ... excellent instructions.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This is a FANTASTIC pattern. It is such a versatile pattern. I have made the dress three times and each dress looks very different. You can use the under dress pattern pieces to make a very basic dress with sleeves (or without). You can also use the tier pattern pieces to make a very trendy, cute, current-style dress.

Fabric Used:
Version #1: Stretch Faux Suede
Version #2: Cotton Knit
Version #3: Cotton/Poly Knit

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: For the first two versions, I used the under dress pattern pieces to make a sleeveless dress and a dress with sleeves. For the third dress, I used the tier pattern pieces to make a dress look like the one on the pattern envelope.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
YES, I would definitely recommend this pattern to others!!!! This is a fantastic pattern!!! It is a wonderful wardrobe stretcher. Just remember that it has negative-ease sizing!

Conclusion: There is a reason why this pattern is so popular! It's a very fun pattern to sew and gives a lot of wardrobe options when you realize that you can also sew the dress without the tiers for another stylish version of the dress.

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kajero said...
Wow. You did a beautiful on the dress and it looks gorgeous on you! I looked at your album and it is really net! (I wonder if I am the only who has not made this dress yet)
3/30/14 6:28 PM
MrsCharisma said...
WOAH! You have really made this your own. Love all three but especially the shingled version. I must make this soon!
3/30/14 6:45 PM
supizoo said...
3/30/14 7:00 PM
Annette1 said...
Ha! No, Kajero, you're not the only one who hasn't made this dress, because I haven't either. Now we're both SORELY TEMPTED, after seeing all of your versions, Christa. Each one is a dream, and you look BEAUTIFUL, as always. :o)
3/30/14 7:39 PM
Karendee said...
Christa, this pattern is so versatile in making three such distinctive dressing. I love all the fabrics and the final outcomes. These three dresses will extend your wardrobe beautifully. Gorgeous dresses for sure on you.
3/30/14 8:57 PM
callmeRuth said...
3/30/14 9:16 PM
portercs said...
Love all your dresses! I have this pattern and really should give it a try.
3/30/14 9:37 PM
Anne Cherry said...
These are all fantastic! Love the way different scarves work with them.
3/31/14 0:32 AM
wildberrymom said...
Versatile pattern! Very nice dresses!
3/31/14 1:35 AM
FreyaStark said...
Very chic!
3/31/14 1:43 AM
SewLibra said...
Awesome dress! Is that piping on the edges of the layers?
3/31/14 2:23 AM
persevering said...
Christas, thank you for your review - wow is your sewing great - congratulations on your beautiful and well-fitted dresses!
3/31/14 4:32 AM
AnneM said...
Love all your versions. I have this on my list of things to make and hope it gets to the top soon. :)
3/31/14 6:42 AM
LlanoGirl said...
I love all your versions, awesome job! I have Thai pattern and have yet to make it - you have inspired me! Thanks for the helpful review.
3/31/14 8:13 AM
kjcaron said...
All 3 dresses are beautiful!
3/31/14 10:15 AM
Barbara V said...
Three very beautiful dresses, Christa. You look so pretty in them with the lovely fit on each and accessories to create 3 very different versatile spring to summer (actually all season) dresses. Super job!
3/31/14 10:18 AM
1SewSweet said...
This makes me want to pull my pattern out right now and try one! What beautiful dresses! Can you believe I have not tried this pattern yet?? Love all three of your dresses, especially the one that appears to have contrast piping.
3/31/14 9:03 PM
beanchor said...
Love all three of these! I need this pattern.
4/1/14 6:06 PM
CynthiaSue said...
Yours is way cuter than pattern envelope!
4/3/14 1:13 AM
caper81 said...
Fabulous collection of dresses! Isn't it sweet to find a pattern that you can use multiple times?:) You look great in all three!:)
4/3/14 8:51 AM
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