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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Vogue 8663

Edited-to-add: Audrey asked about the fabric print which I neglected to address. Yes, Audrey, I too fell in love with animal prints this year. I loved that the color was unusual for a leopard print. I bought it at Joann's at the beginning of the fall season.

There isn't much to say about this dress. It was a very easy knit dress with the so popular now pleated neckline. The pleats gave me the usual trouble, always have to play with them before settling on a look I like. I eliminated the zipper, the neckline was wide enough and although my knit was pretty stable it had enough stretch to allow putting on this dress without a problem.

As you can see my sleeves end above the elbow, I really had to squeeze this pattern on the fabric I had. Even though I eliminated the zipper I had to keep the seam on the back skirt to fit it in.

I'm wearing this dress as I type, so comfortable! I came home in between interpreting assignments to take some quick pictures (excuse the flash photography!)


  1. I really like the sleeve length on this. It gives a simple dress a little twist.

  2. Super flattering dress. I like the fabric. Is it an animal print?

  3. Lovely, lovely dress. Knits are wonderful to wear, aren't they (they should be that after all the trouble they give when sewing).

  4. I have how easily this outfit comes together. The dress is very nice and will work for the transition to the warmer months. I have a skirt in this fabric that I have worn to death. Do you have a purple jacket or cardigan? It works well with this fabric.

  5. Love it! Did you alter the skirt to give it more swing? I recall the pattern envelope showing a straight skirt. I like the change.

    If your facing and neckline are beautiful I'd love tips. I've made 3 versions of the Butterick pattern like this (has empire seam, upper bodice seams identical) and the facings just aren't quite right.

  6. Oooo...I really like this. It looks awesome on you!

  7. Great dress! Wonderful to have a cute dress that also feels good to wear!


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