Vogue 8825 – All Wrapped Up

Hello all,

After a very trying week, I spent a couple of self indulgent days in my sewing room working on Vogue 8825.


I purchased this pattern a number of months ago and then tucked it away.  It was all but forgotten, but then I was spurred on by the lovely versions that have been posted on Sewing Pattern Review..

I decided to try a mock up of the dress using a cheap stretch knit and am truly glad that I took the time to do so.  The bodice was quite short on me, with the waistband sitting right under my bustline.  I lengthened it by two inches for the final version.  The rest of the dress fit well; albeit a little larger than the pattern sizing.

The other modification that I made had to do with the sleeves.  As you can see from the line drawing, this dress calls for a bell sleeve with a cuff.


While it is an attractive design, it is just not me.  I chose instead to forgo the cuff and redraft the sleeve; tapering it in to the wrist.

I made this dress out of a medium weight royal blue ponte knit that I purchased at my local Fabricland.  What a treat this fabric was!  No raveling, gorgeous rich colour, pressed well and held a crease with some steam.  Zip, zip, zip and it was done in no time!

I lurve this dress.  It is comfortable, polished and I think it will pack well when I travel.  Here are a couple of pictures.  I’m not sure why they are grainy.  I’ll try for others when I wear it again.




Enjoy the rest of your weekend!



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