Vogue 8876 has an interesting shape and an unusual collar, as well as several sleeve options. I like the in-seam pockets. I like this dress. A lot. Maybe almost as much as the one I made last summer.
This one is made from linen/rayon fabric that has some nice weight and drape. I decided against the (extra) cap sleeve that is shown with these 3/4 length sleeves. But otherwise, it is pretty-much view C in size 12 straight off the tissue.
The pattern is nicely fitted through the shoulders and the arms. There is a little tuck in at the waist.
Lots of nice hip room comes from little pleats in the front and one down center back. It's a novel take on princess seams, I think. The curves are different, flattering, curvy.
It all gives the impression that I have a shape.
Per usual, I did not have sufficient fabric. So...
- had to piece the lower sleeves - but it looks like a little cuff, I think
- faced the yoke and the lower bands with another fabric
- also finished the sleeve edge with a contrasting bias binding, hidden inside.
It runs a little short, hitting me just above the knee cap. I'm 5 feet 5 inches to provide some perspective. I'll be wearing leggings with it. I've been looking for an excuse to wear leggings.
I think this would make a funky and totally cool LBD too. I sort-of wish I had done that this time, as I'm off to Charleston Fashion Week with DSD, who is modeling this year. This is a way-cool dress but quite casual in this fabric. I'll be able to wear it on Saturday morning when she models in the bridal show, but I'll be wearing my standard black silk pants, top and jacket Saturday night.
|Another neckline variation|
|And yet another neckline variation|