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Very Easy Vogue – V8919 – Pattern Review

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

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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.

Pattern Sizing:
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.
Fabric Used:
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.

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Very Easy Vogue - V8919 - Pattern Review

Very Easy Vogue - V8919 - Pattern Review

Very Easy Vogue - V8919 - Pattern Review

Very Easy Vogue - V8919 - Pattern Review

Very Easy Vogue - V8919 - Pattern Review

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Anita Morris

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.

This Post Has 24 Comments

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  2. Barbara

    Beautiful!!!! Waiting for your new tutorial

  3. Lori

    Beautiful dress. I like the neckline and the way the sleeve hugs the arms. I looked very carefully for the princess like seam but I did not see it.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Lori! Yeah the princess “like” seams aren’t as visible with this fabric because of the busy pattern.

  4. Ebi Poweigha

    Wow! I’ve never seen ITY sewn so beautifully. Fabulous job!!!!

  5. Margo

    So classy and your style is so graceful!

  6. Myra

    I really love this dress on you! It is stunning as usual! I love the way you play with colors and prints! So very pretty!

  7. Pam

    Love it and perfect fall colors

  8. Angela Hill

    Go Head now Ms. Anita, you are smoking in that dress love it, love it. and I miss you when are you coming back to Youtube? I got to get my sew on now Ms. Anita (lol)

    1. Anita Morris

      Heeeyyy Angela! Thank you so much! I’m trying to get the house put together a bit, then I’ll be back. I’m kind of excited to get back to it myself.

  9. Mye

    Looking HOT!! Love the fabric! And what an adorable necklace…..I got those shoes in black, loving them in yellow! =) I’ve been scared of Vogue patterns, I might have to give this one a try since you said it’s easy!!

    1. Anita Morris

      Heeeyyy, beautiful Mye! Trust me, this one is really easy. Give it a try!

  10. paulette

    Beautiful!!! love the fabric! I am adding to my list of must makes as i just decided today, i need to make more work clothes. 🙂

  11. Sandra

    Very pretty, Anita! I like the variation of the princess lines and the way you used the one printed fabric in the gorgeous fall colors. I’ll have to add this pattern to my (VERY LONG) list to sew. Thank you for your beautiful creation and inspiration!

    1. Anita Morris

      You’re welcome, Sandra! OMGoodness, I have a long list too. How will we ever get it all done? LOL!

  12. DeAnna

    Simply Fab Miss Anita!!

  13. Sandi S

    Really pretty Anita. Can’t wait for your tutorials to start again. You’re a great teacher.

  14. Michelle

    Beautiful!!! I love the fabric. If I may, where do you purchase your fabric. I am fairly new to your site.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Michelle! Thank you so much. Most of my fabric comes from Michael Levine’s in Los Angeles, and my local JoAnn’s. I haven’t tried any online stores yet, but I’m about to because there are so many lovely fabrics I’m seeing other sew sisters showcase.

      1. Felicia

        Anita, when you learn of reputable fabric sites please share. I love your videos, they are so helpful.

        1. Anita Morris

          Absolutely, Felicia! Will do! Glad you like the tutorials. Thank you!

  15. Felicia

    Beautiful dress, I love the floral pattern as well.

  16. Yvette M

    Adorable, Anita!! I love the fabric choice!

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