Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pattern Review Vogue 8488

Dark Chocolate Eyelet
100% Cotton

Prewash: cold water perma-press cycle, dry on perma-press
This shrunk only 1 inch in length.  I also had to press before cutting out.

Notions: Gutermann thread, 18" invisible zipper, Sewin' Sheer interfacing, stay tape, lining

Alterations:  I did a FBA by adding 3/4" in width and 1-3/4" in length to make sure the bodice seam fell below the bust line.  

Adding length to the bust caused the waistline to drop to low.  A simple shortening of the length at the waistline took care of that. I eliminated some of the fullness of the skirt by tapering down to a size 6 at the hips and continuing to the hem.

Construction:  I usually vary from the instructions.  I like to sew the front completely, the back completely and then the side seams.  This allows for easier alterations if any are needed.  I applied Sewin' Sheer interfacing (a sew-in interfacing) to the zipper area.

I also used Stay Tape at the neckline to prevent any stretching.  The lining is a cotton broadcloth from my Mom's stash.





Conclusion:  Got to love a summer dress with a full skirt-good air circulation!!  Add a jacket to kick it up a notch.  View C may be in my future.


Anonymous said...


Looking great as usual! Thanks for the great review and pics.


Roz said...

Thanks Ronnie! I always appreciate you kind words.

Adrienne said...

Very pretty!

Roz said...

Thank you Adrienne!