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Finished Vogue 8728

I finished this dress back in June, using reproduction vintage Vogue 8728, but fell out of love with it for a couple of reasons. However, I’ve decided to embrace it for the comfortable day dress that it is and I’m so glad I did, because it tends to get a lot of compliments!

The pattern is easy enough to follow and the construction is pretty simple, especially is you use jersey and omit the zip. I love omitting zips! However, I did find that it has A LOT of ease…does anyone else agree? This could be because I used jersey instead of a woven fabric, but nonetheless, I had to cut out the smallest size on top and then take in even more ease. I know my shoulders are narrow and my waist is small, but I’m not smaller than a size 8 for crying out loud!?! So anyway, there was some tweaking as I went along with this one, but tweaking jersey is never too taxing and is quite forgiving in my opinion.

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About the author: I accidentally ‘discovered’ sewing at the end of 2009 and I’ve been hooked ever since! I’m endlessly inspired by the unique details seen in vintage sewing patterns, the innovative designs offered up by independent pattern companies, and the abundance of beautiful creations by fellow bloggers. My blog – A Stitching Odyssey – started life as a way of documenting my progress, but it’s so much more than that now. I also share tips and tutorials along the way, as well as honest reviews and accounts of my experiences.

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  • Bessie Miller September 14, 2012, 6:00 pm

    Beautiful dress, and I love your belt! 😀

  • Debbie September 14, 2012, 7:04 pm

    Love that sleeve. I had a similar style, but with peasant type sleeves in the early 70s and liked it so much I used it for my wedding dress.
    It certainly makes a nice line for a person with the shape for it.

  • ShanniLoves... September 15, 2012, 8:32 am

    The fabric is beautiful! Wish I had that dress in my closet!

  • WendyBee September 15, 2012, 10:39 am

    Lovely dress! It strikes me as very versatile, suitable for a variety of occasions. Thanks for sharing.

  • Evie September 15, 2012, 11:28 am

    I love the print! Very cute.

  • EmSewCrazy September 15, 2012, 11:56 am

    I really like it! Especially the bodice.

  • Marie September 15, 2012, 6:25 pm

    Thanks very much all!

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