I loved Vogue 8742 as soon as I saw it!
I've had this beautiful Fukuru knit for a few years .The colours are lovely and rich against the black background. I knew it would be a dress but until now, I just couldn't find the right one. Here it is.
The jewel neckline will be great to wear with a chunky necklace ,
but I love the dress better with a cowl collar which I decided to make as a separate accessory.
I also made an infinity scarf which will be a great addition to the dress.
Here it hangs loosely at the back
Here it wraps cosily around the neck.
This pattern is easy to sew. The sizing is quite accurate.( it calls for a two way stretch ) I sewed size 12 with an extra 1/2" at the side seams and I did my usual FBA of one inch. I love the fit.
There is no zipper ,only a button and loop for a closure.
The shirring which is done on the side front pieces where they join the sides of the center front is flattering for a mature figure,IMO
I added facings to the neckline instead of folding back the neckline seam and I lowered the neckline about an inch.
That's all there was to it. A quick easy dress which I'd love to try in a stretch crepe in a plain colour.
What do you think?
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