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Posted on:5/1/14 4:52 PM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8825 by WinterQueen

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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 1 people   
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Fabric:Polyester Spandex blend  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Pullover tunic or dress has front extending into back collar, fitted, front pleated bodice, raised waist, tie ends, two-piece sleeves with barrel cuffs, and stitched hem.

Pattern Sizing:
B5 (8-16) I made Size 8 which was almost spot on. I made very minimal fit adjustment. Yaaay!

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

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Generally speaking yes, With the exception of joining the collar to the bodice/sleeve. The instructions for this were ok but it wouldn't be an easy process to do for a beginner.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I adore the sleeves on this pattern and the barrel cuffs! Construction of this was easy (again with the exception of the collar etc) and it went together very quickly.

Fabric Used:
Polyester Spandex blend

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None other than fit adjustment and even this was minimal. I usually have to take in 2 or 3" but this pattern was more or less true to size.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would highly recommend this pattern to someone who knows their sewing. I love this pattern (although I think I chose the wrong print!) Also, It's meant to be a very easy pattern but due to the collar/bodice sleeve attachment I would not recommend this to a beginner

Conclusion:
This pattern is fabulous, the style is fabulous. Makes up fairly quickly, and makes a casual day dress or a for something a little bit more special. The fact that it's made from a knit makes it a comfortable and practical wear. As I said before, I wouldn't recommend to a beginner due to the construction of the collar.

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Sewiing Sue said...
The dress looks fab on you. Would you be happier with it with a necklace assessory? Good luck with your move.
5/1/14 5:43 PM
WinterQueen said...
Thank you Sue :) Yes perhaps thats what it needs! :)x
5/1/14 5:52 PM
MamaSewing said...
I like the dress - maybe the print is a bit busy but I like the colors and the dress is fabulous!
5/2/14 0:16 AM
sewgirlygirl-knot! said...
Darling dress. You look great in it.
5/2/14 0:47 AM
supizoo said...
Wild! You look really good in this!
5/2/14 3:51 AM
caper81 said...
This is gorgeous! I hope you get lots of wear out of it because you look fabulous in it!:) I will be making up this pattern in the not-too-distant-future!
5/2/14 9:16 AM
Sew Good said...
I like your print. I like your dress much better than mine. Funny, I always like the food the person across from me orders better than my own :( I liked the sleeves on this pattern too! I completely agree with you that this is not a pattern for a beginner because of the collar and shoulder seams but this is a great comfortable dress.
5/2/14 10:50 PM
 
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