Vogue 8825

D.I.Y. Summer Dress with Vogue 9021

Here is another beautiful Vogue Pattern, 9021. It is a form fitting dress with cute flutter sleeves. I really enjoyed making this dress. It was a quick and easy sew, and I find it extremely flattering. I used a cotton sateen with spandex fabric that can be found here.

Vogue 8825 Pattern Review

Although the fabric is sorta thin, I absolutely love the pattern. I saw plenty reviews of this dress, and was first planning on making it out of a red peach skin fabric. However, when I was searching for fabric online and saw this print, I knew this would work better for this dress. It gives the dress a bit more interest, and the added stretch in the fabric did not hurt either.

Vogue 8825

I made a few modifications to the dress. I cut the pattern on the size 14. The sleeves while ultra cute, have a big opening which will allow your bra strap to show if you wear one. Closing the sleeves up gave the sleeves less of a fluttered look, but provided coverage I was comfortable with. Also, the facing on the sleeves flopped around to much for me. Even after a good press, it still would not stay in place so I used fusible web to keep it down. I am thinking the weight of the fabric had something to do with this problem.

Vogue 8825

Another modification I made was closing up the split. I really preferred a pencil skirt fit at the bottom. With the amount of stretch the fabric had, there was no need for a split. Overall, I love the dress. I feel so pretty when I wear it. I plan to make one more in a solid color with some stretch.

Vogue 8825
Vogue 8825
Vogue 8825

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