Sunday, 1 February 2015

Vogue 8939, The Extended Version

Stash busting 2015:  The Diamond Dress

Fabric:            3 metres of medium weight knit @ $44.04 ($12.99/metre)

Pattern:           Vogue 8939 @ $9.04

Sewn on:       Janome 4120 QDC using the knit stitch and the regular presser foot. All seams were double stitched with exception of the hems that were stitched with a twin needle.    

Seam finish:    Serged on Janome MyLock 234D.  

I'm not sure why the fabric looks like there is some teal colour in it but trust me there is not any. This is what the fabric really looks like, strictly grey, white and black.

I found this medium weight knit at Northwest Fabrics. I really like the pattern and texture of this knit.  

I made this dress using Vogue 8939 which is knee length dress adding ten inches to make it a longer length. So happy that this is a multi-sized pattern. I cut a size 14 around the neck, shoulders and bust line and then extended outwards towards the waist and hip area since I want a more relaxed fit than the close fitting dress.  

I'm thrilled with how it turned out. After seeing Erica B's version I wanted to make my own version. I totally understand why she made more than one, it is such a comfortable dress.     

Happy Sewing!  

1 comment:

  1. What a great looking fabric! And the dress looks like something I would get a lot of wear off, i am sure you will too! I need to get less afraid a sewing for myself and plunge in. (I certainly buy enough fabric already)


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