Sunday, October 24, 2010

FO: Vogue 8489 Dress

Progess is slow on the sewing front. I did start experimenting with handstitching on the Lady Grey, but more on that later. Today, I have a finished dress to show you!

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Pattern: Vogue 8489 knit dress in view E
Fabric: Stylized Floral Jersey from Gorgeous Fabrics bought in 2008 @ $10/yd and black jersey from 2008
Other: black fusible tricot interfacing for the neck and midriff bands @ $3/yd
Mods: no zipper
Total Cost: approx. $27.00

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I bought this fabric, which looks like there are still a couple of yards left, with the intention of using this pattern over two years ago. It's now finally complete.

Cennetta from The Mahogany Stylist also used this fabric to make this dress. You can see what this dress would look like without the contrasting neck and midriff bands.

Overall, it's a easy knit dress. The fusible tricot had enough stretch in it that I didn't need the zipper in the back. It's very comfortable and very slimming. I did slipstitch the facings by hand, which was nice and relaxing to do with wine and friends. The only thing that I don't like about this is dress is that it's VERY LOW cut but that can be fixed with a camisole.

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16 comments:

meli88a said...

What a great use of such a bold print. Nice dress!

Adelaide B said...

Love this print!

MushyWear said...

Nice, very nice!

toy said...

the fabric is beautiful, I always love to see a black and white print. I'm happy it worked out for you

KID, MD said...

Lovely! I have this pattern and love the lines. I was worried about that neckline, but I don't think there is anything to do about it, as I think raising it would ruin the look of the dress. Ah well. Thank heavens for camis! Do we get to see it on you?

Eugenia said...

Gorgeous dress in such a beautiful print!

Krystal said...

This looks so nice! I want to see what it looks like on :-)

raven said...

Geez, you always pick the best prints! This turned out really lovely ;)

xo,
raven

Karin said...

Nice job! It looks great.

Karin van D. said...

Great dress. Love the print and the black contrasting bands.

Angela said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments!! :D

sewabeginner said...

I love the dress. Great fabric for that pattern!

Michelle said...

I love this dress! And the fabric is just gorgeous! Wonderful work!

Angela said...

Thank you!

lynne said...

i LOVE that dress! I would so wear that! It's just fabulous.

Cennetta said...

Two snaps up!