DIY Chevron Print Dress + Pattern Review of V8898 View B
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and took good care of the mommies in your lives. I had a wonderful weekend and even took time for an afternoon nap which I haven’t done in ages! it felt so good.
Todays review is of #8898 a recent pattern from Vogue Patterns which is listed as a Loose-fitting, pullover dress has right shoulder pleats forming drape, and narrow hem. Self belt, & C. has right side opening. I loved this pattern as soon as I saw it, it looked chic and comfy which is always a win/win and the fabric I planned to use was going to work nicely because there were minimal seam lines in the pattern. This Chevron Knit was in my stash already; it is a great lightweight sweater knit that flows and drapes really well and…it’s only $5.00 a yard! I also would love to make this in this Leopard Print I didnt make any modifications to this pattern but I did make sure to cut the XS because I knew having to much drape gathered under the arm and at the hip could cause issues since I planned to wear as seen in view B. The XS was perfect because it was still loose fitting and the draping is comfy and feel very natural.
What I loved most about this pattern is that it took me less then an hour from start to finish including cutting time and it is super easy to sew, you only need to some quick pleats at the shoulder and sew up and down the sides. I used bias binding for my neck and armhole because it’s a nice and clean finish. I never just fold over 5/8″ on curves.
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