While I was out of commission with physical therapy I decided to get my New Years dress ready to go. Vogue 8870 is a pattern that I have had in my stash for a while, but would always pass it over because out of site means out of mind and this pattern was out of mind. But, I wanted somethings simple and quick to make for an upcoming party. I didn't want to spend a lot of time at the machine and I was not about to go for a lot of flash. So, this pattern stood out to me and I used some fabric that I had gotten as a birthday gift from my Mom.
Here, and Here. Purse, jewelry, and scarf by Burlington Coat Factory. Dress by.. Me.
This was an awesome pattern. I loved the fact that the instructions were easy to read and understand. It was a quick construction and I used a good weight satin. The pattern calls for Voile, Crepe de Chine, Faille, and Georgette. I had a piece of Crepe de Chine, but I had other plans for that piece of fabric, so I went with what I had and I just wanted to dive into the fabric my Mom had gotten me for my birthday. Thank you so much MOM for my birthday gift!!! I also believe a good Charmeuse or silky type fabric will make up good in this pattern.
I am into the hi-lo design for some reason and that might be why I chose this pattern. I didn't make any changes/ alterations to the pattern other than the fabric choice. The sizing was good, I used a medium. The total construction time was about 4 or 5 hours. Might have been longer, but I did have to rest my foot some. And,,,, yes, I wore these shoes. They were very comfortable ( I thought I would have broken every bone in my leg, but I would like to think I am a pro at walking in heels by now...LOL).
I hope you enjoyed today's post as I really enjoyed making this dress and the time that we spend together. I look forward to our next post. Until then, LOLPOH