Saturday, July 19, 2008

Vogue 8486





This is great, simple dress with a current trendy look. Vogue describes it as slim fitting with or without sleeves, front stitched pleats, back neck opening and back slit. I decided it looked better on me with a sash which I had just enough fabric to make.

It is super easy to make. Mark the pleats carefully and there should be no problem. The top is faced which some sewers don't like in a knit but it works out well here and, with the interfacing on the facing, it supports the weight of the garment.

I cut the 12 and added some extra at the side seams to be sure it would go around me, instead of the usual FBA. I serged all the seams instead of the stupid double stitched seams suggested in the pattern. Why do they keep suggesting that?

8 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

That is a really pretty dress!

Erica B. said...

What a gorgeous dress! Love it!

Nancy (nanflan) said...

Very nice!

Adrienne said...

I love that dress!!! Gorgeous!

Mary Beth said...

Love the actual dress so much more than I thought I would when looking at the pattern. Thanks!

Sharon said...

I would *never* have chosen that pattern based on the line drawing - but it looks fabulous on you!

Cennetta said...

Super dress, Ann.

Anonymous said...

Oh man. I had a heck of a time with those pleats. I know it's supposed to be easy, but if you don't mark them exactly, you'll have trouble. Also, the usual Vogue instructions didn't help much!