Festive December Dress

Pattern Review: Vogue 8870

That's right, my December Garment of the Month is a summer dress. As I will be spending the festive season in Melbourne I have been rapidly expanding my warm weather wardrobe and could not pass up the opportunity to whip up Vogue 8870.


As soon as I snapped up this ITY knit from Windmil Fabric in Boston, USA, I knew that it would be destined for this pattern. The fabric only cost $4.98 USD per yard. It washed fine and sewed up really easily. ITY knits are so comfy and this dress is a dream to wear.


I cut a medium and combined the bodice from view B with the skirt from view A. I cut the back skirt piece on the fold and apart from sewing generous seams on the bodice and using less elastic on the bodice back I sewed this straight out of the envelope. The fit was pretty spot on. I do love Vogue Patterns as I find their fit pretty consistent. Vogue patterns are the ones that always require the least amount of alterations for me. 


This pattern is rated easy and I would definitely agree. There is nothing hard about this and it came together really quickly. The only thing that I would change would be to self-line the bodice rather than use facings. I have already used this as a base pattern to copy a RTW dress. 


These photos were taken at Lorne Beach during a road trip along the Great Ocean Road in Australia. I have been having a great time so far and I am heavy heartidly sure my January garment will be much more Winter appropriate for my return to the UK.

You can see my Pattern Review here. 

Did you sew a dress or garment for the Christmas Season? 



I'll leave you guys with a tourist snap of our road trip!
Happy Sewing!

Comments

  1. So cute!! Looks easy and breezy to wear!

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  2. beautiful dress! & beautiful scenery behind you too! I haven't sewn anyhing for Christmas, with just 2 days to go it doesn't look promising lol!
    Helen

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  3. Ripper dress! (That's Aussie speak for great dress)

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  4. Nice. Seems really comfy. The location is awesome.

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  5. Natasha, fancy being so close :). I'm sure you are enjoying the break from the London winter weather - and what a great dress you have made for here! I hope our weather stays warm for you. I've made a simple cotton dress for Xmas. Wishing you and your friend a wonderful Xmas and New Year.

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  6. What a lovely dress! The pattern is great and the dress suits you very nicely. Great job! Happy Holidays!

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