Hello everyone! Today’s post is a pattern review of a dress that I made about a year ago. Because I’ve been so busy with other things, I haven’t had much time to work on the house since our move. So instead of sewing when we got back from our vacation, I decided to paint. I love decorating our home and painting the rooms adds such coziness. Right now I’m working on the main living areas, so the family space will be more comfortable. Then I’ll transition into my studio so that I can have a pretty space to create in. Once I get my studio painted, I’ll resume recording tutorials for those of you who have been waiting.
Very Easy Vogue – V8919 – Pattern Review
Pattern Description: Pullover dress (close-fitting through bust) has seam detail, and stitched hems. A: Three-quarter length sleeves in contrast fabric and straight skirt. B: Long sleeves, side pockets, flared skirt and narrow hem. For moderate stretch knits only.
Available in sizes 8 – 24. I cut a size 12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, except I didn’t use a contrasting fabric for the sleeves. I went for a uniform look instead.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were VERY easy to follow. This pattern is a great starter for beginners who are ready to try Vogue patterns. It can be sewn easily, without fuss, in one day.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
What drew my attention to the pattern was the interesting princess-“like” seam lines, and the dolman-“like” sleeves. Also, the bateau neckline (boat neck) is one of my favorites. With these three details, I thought it would make a really nice dress.
I used an ITY knit that I picked up from Michael Levine in Downtown, Los Angeles. It is absolutely perfect for this dress. The way it drapes and lies on the body makes it a great fit for this style. It’s very light and comfortable.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I ended up removing some of the ease in the sleeves because I thought they were a bit too baggy for my liking. Therefore, I would actually cut a 10 on the top and grade out to a 12 at the hips.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will probably sew it again and I definitely recommend it to others.
I made this dress over a year ago and I categorize it as one of my favorites. I’ve worn it quite a few times and I still smile every time I put it on, so I don’t plan on getting rid of it any time soon. I love the colors and print of the fabric. They remind me of fall. So what better time to highlight this dress than now, as we begin the transition into that time of year.
Anita is the Author of STEP Into It, Overcoming Trials That Lead To Purpose. She is also an Online Sewing Instructor for beginner sewists. She is passionate about helping women to step into their purpose by walking in the calling on their lives. She hosts a popular YouTube channel where she helps women to become confident in their sewing skills.