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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!)

8 comments:

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

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