Here’s why – after getting through the anxiety of actually cutting the darn thing out, like many other reviewers have said – this is a dream pattern. It comes together so easily and so beautifully. It took way less time to actually make this dress than to cut it out and mark it up!
Here is a pic of the front and back views on my dress form. (Excuse the “skewed” look of the back view – my error!)
The drape and wrap front bodice is very flattering and I love how the sleeves drape over the cuffs. It is super comfortable – I can’t wait to wear it!
Here is my official review for Vogue 8825 using the PatternReview.com format:
Pattern Description: Per the Vogue Patterns website: MISSES’ TUNIC, DRESS AND PANTS: Pullover tunic or dress has front extending into back collar, fitted, front pleated bodice, raised waist, tie ends, two-piece sleeves with barrel cuffs, and stitched hem. Fitted, straight-legged pants (below waist) have elastic waist. I made the dress, View B.
Pattern Sizing: F5 (16,18,20,22,24)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Totally!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very clear and easy to follow – and only 1 page of directions – gotta love that!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love how this dress fits. It’s very flattering and will be very easy to wear. I’ll have to post pics of it on me – not just my dress form!
Fabric Used: Purple/Plum matte jersey from Denver fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I sewed a 16 top and 18 bottom. I lengthened the sleeves, the bodice and the skirt all by 1″.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and Yes! I do plan to make it again in a patterned fabric, but it is such a distinctive style, not sure I can use more than 2. If you can’t tell yet, I highly recommend this pattern!
Conclusion: This is a great pattern. It really does take less time to sew than prepare, but it comes together so well – this is a winner!