Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Vogue 8847

The pattern was bought in (I believe) December.  (I bought four patterns at that time and swore that I would buy no more patterns until those four were used.  You know that didn't happen, though the subsequent patterns purchased were not from Club BMV.)  I was really trying to stick to my word, and this dress was cut in February.  Other projects kept rearing their heads, and I finally finished sewing this one in May.
Vogue 8847
Navy blue rayon challis - not exactly a summer dress, but ... given that we had unseasonably cold weather up until about a week ago, I wore this dress in May, and even in June.  Actually, it was nice to have something new to wear that actually fit with the weather.  The style reminds me of dresses that I sewed in the '70's - loose, gathered into a yoke, belted.  I used the collar from View A and the hem from View B.  They certainly don't give you much to play with in the hem - only a 1 and 1/4 inch hem!  Next time (there might be a next time) I'll lengthen it just a bit and give myself more hem to turn up.  The cuffs are just sewn in the round - no placket, no buttons.  Very easy to sew, but I don't know that I'm thrilled with that - again something to revamp in future editions.  With such volume to the dress, it might seem rather silly to be making a SBA, but I did - I think it neatened up things under the arms.
I added a little bit of red piping around the collar just to perk things up a bit.
Overall -  a very comfortable dress for every day.  In a stiffer fabric, I think the style would be rather overwhelming.

14 comments:

  1. Love the red piping, so flattering to the face.
    Great sewinng.

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  2. Great fabric choice with this style of dress - the lines flow beautifully. And the piping was a great addition ... J

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  3. I like this dress with it simplicity. The piping is a great touch. ~Mary Beth

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  4. I agree with everyone, the red piping is a great touch. The dress looks lovely on you and fits perfectly!

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  5. Lovely dress and like the piping detail.

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  6. ditto from me too on the red piping it just makes the whole thing pop with a little bit of colour.

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  7. Precious! I agree with the other girls ... the red piping is great! Love that dress ... I think this style with reminiscent of 70s fashion is perfect for your silhouette ... Kisses.

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  8. That's really nice-looking!
    I really enjoyed the styles of the 70's and agree it has that flavor.
    Enjoy!

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  9. A really nice classic dress. It very much looks like a 70's style!

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  10. What a pretty dress and I really love the touch of red piping!

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  11. What a sophisticated dress! The fit looks fantastic. Rayon challis is one of my favorite fabrics to wear.

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  12. How elegant--the lines of the stripe and the touch of red piping add just enough interest. I love it!

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  13. I absolutely love this dress, and yes, 70's feel definitely.

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  14. I like the piping on this dress. It makes it pop.

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