Well, after all the wool and the thinking that’s been going into the Marfy coat, I needed something quick and easy called instant gratification. So I turned to Vogue 8825, which I knew I would love as soon as the pattern was released. It has everything that I like: a cross-over bodice, full sleeves and wide cuffs. The skirt is pencil-y and what’s not to love about the 5 foot long ties? Very 70’s with that requisite “modern” update! Ha!
I cut a straight size, tapering up one size through the hips. It turns out that was completely unnecessary, although it is one of my usual alterations. The skirt didn’t need any extra fabric to skim properly. The fabric is a poly knit that I picked up last fall from Fabricland, and just because I like lined skirts better than unlined skirts (whatever it is they’re made of) I added a nylon knit lining to the skirt. I simply cut another skirt, stitched it up and sandwiched the bodice ‘tween skirt and lining fabric while attaching the bodice to the skirt.
This is the interior with the lining turned down. I left the facing edges completely unfinished as the fabric is completely stable.
It’s a super quick sew, and a dress I’ll probably wear a lot, being chocolate and all that. I didn’t do an FBA – and I usually do a good 2 inches of one. I simply made the CF overlap deeper, about 3 inches instead of the 1 inch as drafted. After wearing this dress all morning, it didn’t malfunction. I’ll confess to being in a bit of a hurry and thoughtless while cutting. I may have to find a chocolate brown Sharpie permanent marker to fix my mistake. Can you find it?
This is a super comfy dress, and I’d love to make up several more in a variety of prints. I hear Ann is hosting a Jungle January. This would be perfect in a leopard jersey! And if you haven’t already, please enter my Birthday Giveaway – it closes on Saturday, December 15th!
13 thoughts on “My Take on Vogue 8825”
Wow fabo ‘instant’ gratification dress. Perfect colour and no I can’t find anything that would need a sharpie, or anything else to fix.
I love this style – beautiful job, it looks awesome on you!! 😀
Great dress! This pattern is sitting on my table, waiting to be cut. I need to get to it!
This is a fabulous pattern and you look great in it!
You really know how to pick great styles! This looks great. As for Sharpies…I thought using those to ‘fill in’ was my little secret!? Ha!
That looks like the perfect dress to me. Feminine, glamorous, and comfortable. (And I can’t see any mistakes!)
Beautiful dress and very flattering on you.
Your instant gratification looks much better than mine! (You´ll see) And may I add you look specially pretty in these photos? Because you do!
Absolutely beautiful and you must make another! LOVE IT!!
This is a great style on you! It makes the most of your hour glass figure, and if it’s comfy and easy to sew then even better!
Looks great! I’m not usually into puffy sleeves like that, but everyone seems to look awesome in them
This is absolutely gorgeous on you: perfect style and perfect colours. Sharpies are my best friends 🙂
Beautiful dress. It is a great style. As for the Sharpie . . . I love Sharpies. I think I own every colour they make 🙂