Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October Magam Challenge Vogue 8870

In honor of Magam's October challenge  I decided to make Vogue's 8870.
V8870, Misses' Dress

The dress was not hard to make a sewed up rather easily. I did not take time to read the directions so I don't know how well they were written.Is this a beginner friendly dress, I would say yes depending on the fabric you are using.I added a half inch to the bust pattern pieces. Then had to take it in at the waist to fit around the skirt. No other alterations were needed.

Even though it's a cool dress. I would not make this again, the elasticized waist makes me look super top heavy and without a waist belt, I don't think this design would have been flattering. I will be staying away from the elasticized waist I had similar thoughts about McCalls 6744.

Fabric used:Georgette from fabric.com-Frays a tad
Lining fabric from fabric.com
I though the color of the fabric was gorgeous but was uncertain- the whole thing could have looked a bit night-gownish it turned out rather nice.
Blues..Yellows and Browns you cannot go wrong.

Dress form Modeled

And of Course Lining

À bientôt !
Lillian C


  1. I have this pattern and some fabric earmarked to make this. Thanks for your comments about the bust adjustments and belt. I expect that I will have to do something similar. Your version looks great and I love how you have styled this.

  2. So pretty! Love how you styled it.