I'm so thrilled with how this one turned out, I don't even mind that it's a pink dress.
I've revisited out-of-print Vogue 8939 with hopes that I would get the width of the turtleneck right this time. I'm thrilled that I can pull this one over my head without any struggle. I lost the turtleneck pattern piece to the D5 size combination and I have been tweaking it with the piece from the AX5 sizes. I probably added about 1 1/2" to a width of a size 12. Other than this, I shortened the length of the sleeves (it's still a long sleeve dress) and lengthened the hemline seven inches.
Now lets talk about the fabric! It's a sweatshirt knit with some drape, not that stiff sweatshirt knit that you can find. It was actually a remnant piece. I did consider making another long cardigan with Butterick 6495 but I'm so glad that a dress won that debate. It really is cozy. And with all that gorgeous snowfall blanketing the landscape this evening, coziness is just perfect.
This fabric was pretreated with a tumble through the washing machine and dryer. It will be a hand wash and hang-to-dry item going forward.
Fabric: 1.9 metres
Interfacing: 1.2 metres of Knit-N-Stable tape
Pattern: OOP Vogue 8939 (Vogue Wardrobe)
Additional Tools & Supplies: Pins, pin cushions, tailor's chalk, scissors, thread clippers, cutting table, measuring tape, measuring gauge, clapper, sewing machine, iron, ironing board, walking foot, serger, threads, chai tea and cookies.