Sunday, November 9, 2008
Vogue 8379 For Me
This is the best pattern! I've made it for my daughter (See here) and it fit her perfectly. I took the same size and made a Full Bust Adjustment (FBA), added an inch to the bodice length and two inches to the skirt length, and it fits me perfectly.
There is no neckline gaposis with this pattern either. The tie belt wraps around you ,you tie it , and everything is where it should be. You don't have to fidget with it or adjust it at all.And it isn't too low cut. It has a very modest neckline.
For anyone who is timid of sewing with knits, I highly recommend you try this pattern. It sews together easily and is not time- consuming. I'd estimate that this dress took me about six hours including altering the pattern, cutting out the garment and sewing it.
I've never done this before but I used Steam-a-Seam on the hem instead of sewing it. I'll let you know if it comes undone. I also used the S-a-S for the skirt facing,but I sewed the bodice facings
by machine. I probably wouldn't have done so had my fabric been plain but with a print the seams don't show at all.
The only little change I would make if I made this dress again is I would make the collar about two inches longer and maybe a half inch wider.
All in all V8379 is a keeper.