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!