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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Vogue 8663

Here is my Vogue 8663.

Fabric is rayon jersey from Ressy's Fabric Coop. I wanted a 3/4 sleeve knit dress, and this fabric needed a fairly simple design. I like the result. Maybe it's a bit loud with the bold fabric and longer sleeves, but it makes me happy. Adding this sweater definitely tones it down and makes it appropriate for church or dragging kids around town.

The neckline is finished with bias tape, which makes a nice finish, but next time, I'd add a little more ease with the tape. I think it pulls the neckline a bit tight. Not that it is hard to get over my head, but it just doesn't lay perfectly flat without a lot of ironing. Even with the rigid bias tape, I can get the neckline over my head without a zipper.

Pattern review is here.


Trisha said...

Very cute! I like the neckline, and your fabric choice. Did you sew this with your sewing machine or a serger? (I got a serger for my birthday, and I can't wait to try it out on a knit dress like this!)

Emily said...

That looks great!! I like your boots!

Uta said...

That's a great looking dress for all occasions! Your sons are such cuties, too! Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

Just wanted to let you know that we liked your version of V8663 so much that we posted a link from our Vogue Patterns facebook page. Great job.

Anonymous said...

The fabric gives the dress a lot of punch without ovewhelming the wearer. Good choice!

Nothy Lane said...

I love the fabric. The dress looks great. And I like your boots too.