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Posted on:6/20/14 12:37 PM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8921 by mnitts

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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 1 people   
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Available for sale on PR: $25.00 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Fabric:Cotton Jersey  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Dress has fitted bodice with waist and front shoulder pleats, and back zipper. Necklines, drape B, sleeves B and C: narrow hem.
Pattern Sizing:
6 - 22
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, but I did my own thing. See below.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the finished dress. It is very easy to sew. The neckline is very low. And for me, it was very long.
Fabric Used:
Cotton jersey
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I raised the neckline by 3 inches. I don't know if this was too much (?) but I wouldn't have felt comfortable exposing my bra, and I hate wearing camisoles under dresses.

I shortened the length of the skirt on the pattern by 2 inches, but ended up taking a further 3 inches off the length. I am 5 foot 3 inches and with some clever laying out of pattern pieces I was able to cut this dress out of 3 metres of fabric.

I ended up chopping out a huge 3 inch wedge from the centre back (after I had sewn the dress up), tapering down to nothing at the front before hitting the pleats in front, as a kind of crude sway back adjustment. If I want to sew this again I will have to adjust the paper pattern.

I chose to overlock my edges, turn them over and stitch down rather than doing narrow hems.

I set the sleeves in flat.

I shortened the sleeves by 2 inches.

I omitted the zip.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might, and yes, I definitely recommend.
Conclusion:
Quick and easy project with great results. Great for a beginner too!
More pics over on my blog.
Available for sale on PR: $25.00 (See envelope)Click to Buy
 
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Cathy Loves Fabric said...
Absolutely gorgeous!!
6/20/14 1:46 PM
persevering said...
Yes, gorgeous and the belt is great with it too. Congratulations!
6/20/14 2:28 PM
FromHeadToFoot said...
The neckline depth looks great. This dress is very elegant, the way it flows, the neckline, the subtle shade, accessorization. I'd like to see it again in a brighter color on you.
6/20/14 5:24 PM
carolynw said...
You are so beautiful in the elegant dress. Looks so much nicer than the photo on the pattern envelope I may give this one a try
6/20/14 7:34 PM
SewWil said...
Simple and elegant, great combination!!! Your dress looks lovely on you.
6/20/14 8:09 PM
Jrhee said...
Oh wow, how elegant!
6/20/14 9:22 PM
Sew Good said...
Very nice! I have made this dress twice. Very comfortable. I haven't made it in the long length yet, but I might just do that. It looks great on you!
6/20/14 10:23 PM
knitsewmuch said...
Lovely!
6/21/14 9:05 AM
cindyann said...
Lovely dress!
6/21/14 9:32 AM
Tee Jones Actie said...
Very nice look on you!
6/21/14 9:58 AM
newmama said...
I always love seeing what you make. You look beautiful
6/21/14 10:02 AM
Baja Susana said...
Stunning!
6/22/14 12:26 PM
CraftAddict said...
So simple yet so elegant. The fabric really makes the dress. Very feminine indeed.
6/23/14 1:39 PM
 
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