Birthday Dress Vogue 8685

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Vogue 8685 is possibly the easiest dress I've ever made, it's also super comfy and chic (well I think so anyway) which makes it a total winner in my book.

I've completed my first ever pattern review so if you want the full details head over there - but here's abbreviated version.

I cut out view c in a size 14, lengthened the waistband pieces by 1 inch, omitted the back zip and shortened the sleeves.  Made a total rookie mistake - remembered to lengthen everything except the sleeves and when I tried it on the sleeves looked silly.  I prefer my sleeves to be about elbow length because I always push them up so I guess it worked in my favour.  There really aren't any wrinkles in the dress, it's just the way I'm standing.  I have no idea how style bloggers manage so many poses.  Every time I get in front of the camera I end up with my hands on my hips.

There you have it - my new work dress which also happened to be my birthday dress.  I'm still planning a new dress for my party but I'll have to see how I go with time and fabric options.

Thank goodness blogger is working again.  Gabrielle if you're reading this and the comments section is still not working then please drop me another email :)


Bernice said...

Very chic! The fit looks perfect. Nice to know that it's comfy too. It looks like the perfect dress for layering - nice cardi, scarves, necklaces etc

Looking forward to seeing the party dress.

Carolyn said...

Happy birthday Robyn! This is a great dress, will be perfect for winter. I love it!
And thank you so much for your lovely comment about my Mum's jacket. She was thrilled to get so many compliments!

PurpleMum said...

Tres Chic!! Looks gorgeous. I will have to make you a gorgeous bauble or something to go with it.

Gabrielle said...

great dress and looks like a great fit! i have been trying to comment all week but the problem looks to be at my end not yours - finally I'm resorting to a mobile phone...

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