Thursday, June 11, 2009

vogue 8468

This is the pattern name for my new summer dress. It is an 'easy' vogue pattern and I would recommend it as it truly wasn't too hard.
I combined a Liberty of London (Rose Edenham) with Robert Kaufman's Tencel/Linen blend and am pleased with the look, feel and ease to this dress. It is certainly a dress designed for comfort which is wonderful for wearing out and about all day with two kids in tow.
i added a little extra material to the side as my waist measurement didn't exactly fit into the measurements in the pattern and it turns out i didn't really need to do that but, that is fine.
I think the flap 'pockets' are a cute addition and I don't mind that they are not real pockets.
I have officially learned to go with my system for installing zippers. This is at least the second time I've followed directions and not liked the way it came out and had to do it over.


jen said...

o, it's so cute! what pattern is it?

Amelia Plum said...

that's a really cute dress nancy. i like the fabric you used, did you find it online?

kristi said...

OH CUTE! love the colors. i love gray mixed with florals. and linen...pretty much everything you used here.

one day, i am going to try a pattern. after i go to therapy to recover from the damage i did to myself in 10th grade sewing class...sewing skirts on sideways is NOT helpful. :)

sew nancy said...

the pattern is vogue 8468
and the fabric is from purl
i actually bought the fabric before the pattern
thanks for compliments.

Jenn said...

I love this little dress! Really cute fabric combo, too.

*karen said...

I adore this. It looks so cute on you too.

amy said...

Nancy this is adorable! I love it!

ambika said...

It's just gorgeous. I saw this pattern on another blog and have added it to my wishlist.

Knitty Cent said...

this turned out so cute! great work!