SEWING MY STASH | VOGUE 8649
This is pattern #7 of my personal challenge to sew 22 patterns that I already have in the year 2022. That means I have 15 old patterns to sew in 6 months. Oh dear! I need to pick up the pace.This is a real oldie but goodie. It came out in 2010 and is Out-of-Print. I don’t remember when I purchased it. What I do know is that I’ve pulled it out many times and kept changing my mind about sewing it. Have you done that? I change my mind all the time. Hahaha!
Vogue 8649 is a semi-fitted, pullover knit top. I love the kimono sleeves, and the hip line length. However, when I pulled it out again in May, I had a different idea. I wanted a simple sheath dress for a wedding. I decided to lengthen the top to below the knee.
You may be able to find the pattern wherever older patterns are sold. While writing this blog post, I checked and saw a few copies on Ebay, Etsy, and Amazon. The pattern calls for Two-way Stretch Knits and the suggestions are: Rayon-Lycra, Cotton Lycra, and Wool Lycra. It’s a beginner-friendly pattern and only requires 4 pattern pieces to make the top. I cut a size 10 and it was perfect for the fabric that I used.
The only notion required is 1/2″ single fold bias tape. You can actually make your own knit bias tape but I used purchased woven bias tape because I had it in the color I wanted. I prefer to use knit bias tape when sewing knit garments, but woven works out fine too.
The upper front comes in 4 different cup sizes (A, B, C, D), making it easier to get the fit you desire.
Inside the Garment
I styled the dress with a pair of red, open toe, pumps, pearl earrings and bracelet, ribbon necklace with pearls, and a small, green clutch purse.
Congratulations to the Bride & Groom
Allison, one of the young ladies I mentored from a little girl until high school graduation, married John. They actually got married in 2020, but couldn’t have the wedding they had planned because of the Pandemic. So they exchanged vows with a few family members. Last month we got to celebrate with them as they exchanged vows again and had the reception.
Here is Allison with two more of my young ladies, Mia and Velena! My girls are all grown up. I love them so much.
How would you wear the dress?
Do you have this pattern? If so, how would you style the top? Leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.
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Links to Products, Posts & Tutorials
Here are links to products, blog posts, and tutorials I mentioned in this post.
- Vogue 8649 (Out-of-Print)
- Sewing Project Checklist
- Brushed Poly Knit Option 1
- Brushed Poly Knit Option 2
- Baby Lock Soprano
- Baby Lock Vibrant
- Baby Lock Euphoria
(DISCLAIMER: This blog post may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission on qualifying purchases. All opinions in this post are my own.).)Vogue 86