Monday, August 01, 2011

Vogue 8724

It has been a while, but with me these days, you all know that's no surprise. This heat has not been helping either. I was going through a dry spell for about 2 weeks where I had no mojo and then a little birdie by the name of Cennetta tweeted in my ear by calling me up and telling me to get stepping "Just cut something". I went through the motions and cut out Vogue 8724.

The fabric is from Spandex House which I purchased in June on one of my excursions to NYC.

This baby is a lot more colorful than I'm use to but, I've been trying to put more color in my life. When Mr.D first saw the fabric he was like "wow babe, I don't know." After all was said and done, we both liked it. The back of the dress consists of 3 long pieces. The center back and 2 side pieces.

That for me was different but I like how it turned out. The pleats in the center were a nice element to the design of the dress. In sewing them I had to do a bit of tweaking but it worked out okay.

The different cup sizes were a nice bonus to the dress pattern as well. For an added touch, I added a large button to the center of the pleats. Originally I picked out the button in the photo above but I wasn't crazy about the size so I went bigger.

Pattern Description

Close-fitting knit dress with custom fit cup sizing in two lengths with overlapping front pleats.

Pattern Sizing:

I made the 14.

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


Were the instructions easy to follow?

The instructions were very straight forward and I had no problem with them. This particular pattern has different cup sizes for you to choose from. I cut the B Cup. I did have a slight issue working the center pleat, but I worked it out and placed a large button in the center for embellishment.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I actually do not dislike anything about this pattern. The dress is very comfortable to wear. The way this dress is designed it hides my flaws pretty well.

Fabric Used:

Rayon/Lycra knit I purchased from Spandex House in June.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

None. I worked it straight out of the pattern envelope.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Yes, I want to sew this one again, if not just to work the 2 center pleats out better than I did this time. I would recommend this pattern to others. The dress is very flattering on.


I have worn this dress several times now, and each time I get a compliment. It is definitely a keeper.


Faye Lewis said...

Your dress is really nice; it's a great fit on you. I made two of that pattern, one for Mom and one for me. Both turned out really nice, but I had a problem with those pleats too - thought it was just me. I think the pattern's markings for the pleats is off.

Cennetta said...

Girl, you workin' that dress. The mojo is hot. Keep it going. Cut something else. Lol BTW- Those shoes are fierce.

Anonymous said...

The print definitely works for summer. Congrats on getting your mojo back!

Eugenia said...

Your dress looks fabulous - I really love the large print and think that you wear it well!

Zeila said...

You look great!

Adelaide B said...

OOOOOO, I like this one. Especially the placement of the pink flowers running down the front.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

You look awesome in that dress! I'm with Cennetta definitely cut something else because you are on a roll!

Omega said...

Love your dress, it looks great on you & I love the print.

Susan said...

That dress is a keeper for sure! Love the shoes, too. I have the same ones in black and tan. Comfy and sexy - can't beat that!

Myra said...

Very nice on you! The colors truly compliment your skin tone! I just made this pattern this weekend maybe I'll be able to post it soon. You should make's really cute!!

Sheila said...

The dress looks great on you and the print is perfect. Like the others said cut another one.

Tanya said...

That's what sewing friends are for, to give you that little push when needed. Very pretty.

Robin said...

Love the dress! I've added that one to my "to-sew" list!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

The dress looks great! I love the bright colors.

Jada said...

Super cute dress! Looks good on you.

Mariela Alethia said...

love the dress and the print is awesome.

Rosie said...

Work the mojo Andrea! I love the dress/print.

Aminat said...

Great dress and lovely color on you

Sheryll said...

I like it very much! Such pretty colours and I don't think it's too colourful - it's perfect for summer!

Adrienne said...

Beautiful! I love the colors!


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