V8825 | Dupe-de-Duped

I recently participated in a sew-along where we were all sewing up V8825. To my surprise, when I went stash diving I came across the exact same fabric the model was wearing in my stash!

 I'm glad I joined in, or this pattern would've been forgotten amongst the many 
others I tend to collect.  I probably would'nt know how fab this dress was!

Things I love about this dress: I love the long sleeves with the cuff band, the bodice shaping into the collar. I really love the extra long ties, very flirty! ;-)

 You can really see the tucks here, I know the fabric is busy but I like!
Can you believe this was clearance fabric from Fabricmart!

I did, like a few others, stumble a bit on the placement of the collar. It took a 
few cocktail breaks to figure it out. Although it didn't appear like it would fit correctly, 
I realized just sewing it like instructed worked out just fine!

It wasn't hemmed in the pics, but I serged and twin needle finished the hem. I noted that, everyone's finished version was the length of the models. I didn't add to the length, this is where it stops on 5''9er's out the envelope. Still love it- love it-love it, tho! What a great dupe!

For Reference V8825

Til my next post, C-ya!!

16 comments

  1. Very pretty dress! I made two dresses out of this fabric and didn't get one for myself.

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  2. Great dress, it's super flattering! I think I've got to add this one to my list of patterns to sew.

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    1. Thanx MarrieB, I've seen this dress made up on ladies of different shapes and sizes and they all look great!!

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  3. Girl this dress is supa! And the print is perfect. Love!

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  4. Your dress is gorgeous! Love the print. Can't help but ask about the yellow dress in the background???

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    1. Thank you Faye! That's my Easter dress, when I took the pictures I was still hemming it!

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  5. Looks fabulous. I have that fabric as well. Set aside to make that dress. Thanks for the tip on the hem length. I'll need to lengthen mine. And please talk about the sunshine dress in the background.

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    1. Hey Angela, yes add the length! I'll be doing a review on my Easter dress coming up soon, it's M6696!

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  6. Lovely as always, one of my go too patterns.

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    1. Thanx Melanie, your version of this dress was gorgeous!

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  7. Very fab!:) Cool that you had the exact same fabric as the pattern photo. Hopefully I'll be able to start this dress soon (once the baby comes and the weight goes;) You look great!:)

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  8. Thanks for your review and pics and also indicating your height and where it falls on you. All helpful advise! Your review has helped me to decide on whether to buy this pattern as a newbie over 55 somewhat hourglass decide whether to sewing. Looks smashing on you!

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