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#FBF DIY Dress + Pattern Review

Hi Darlings! I thought I would post a Flash Back Friday. This pattern is one of my favorites and I have made it at least three times since purchasing the pattern 3 or 4 years ago. The original review is below along with original pics. The pattern is now OOP (out of print) V8706 but can still be purchased online and sometimes you may even find it in the pattern drawers at Joann’s. I used a lightweight Modal Knit which is just scrumptious. If you have never worked with an eco friendly, superior knit you must try it! I like it mostly because it has such a yummy hand and has great recovery.


Pattern Description: OOP V8706 Close-fitting, above mid-knee length, bias pullover dress has gathers, mock wrap front with asymmetrical seaming, piping at armholes and stitched hem.

Fabric Used: Modal Knit HERE (use coupon code “MIMI10”) also available in several fab colors!

Pattern Sizing: I cut the 6 because my fabric had a significant amount of give and even then I ended up taking it in a bit.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? For a Vogue pattern this was pretty quick to sew up, honestly I think I may have made it in just over an hour after cutting out the pieces. The only thing that could be confusing to some is the one piece facing but if you just follow the diagram you should be fine. I didn’t find it confusing but I have also sewn a considerable amount of Vogue patterns. The fabric is cut on the bias which I thought was interesting but it did allow, even with the stretch in my fabric, for the dress to pulled on and not need a zipper because the bias increases the give, that was a smart drafting choice for Vogue.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love any dress that has gathering, lol it is just sew sexy and forgiving too.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn’t make any changes to it but I did omit the piping, I did not like the way it looked after I did it.

Would you sew it again? I wont say no because I might make it in black just to have a casual go to LBD in my closet, you can never have too many.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes



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