Vogue 8546

There’s another  contest over on Pattern Review, and I thought “what the hey”..I’ll enter it.  I used a “wardrobe” pattern and completed 3 different garments from one pattern.  I would have made more, but ran out of fabric.  These are all from Vogue 8546,   This time, I made 3 things:  dress, skirt, and top

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These are some great basics; if I had enough fabric, I would have made the pants.  I love this fabric!  It’s some sort of stretch woven, almost like a double-knit, from Gorgeous fabrics.  It’s fabulous, just the right thickness for the skirt, pants, and dress.  On to the particulars:

Pattern Description:  Vogue 5 Easy Pieces, comes with patterns for dress, jacket, top, skirt, and pants.  The dress is sleeveless and has princess seams and a flared skirt.  The neck on both the top and dress has a faced neckline with a keyhole shape in the front.  You can see the close-up underneath here:

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To cut down on bulk, I didn’t finish the edges on the facing.  The keyhole neck turned out nice, surprisingly! 

Were the instructions easy to follow?  yes, as the pattern indicates, 5 EASY pieces.  The only time I looked at the instructions was to make sure I was doing the key-hole opening right.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  I had originally gotten this pattern for the jacket only.  I love my jacket and still wear it often.  Remember this?

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Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  The pattern pieces for the top and dress are the same ones, and while a center back seam is OKAY for the dress, I didn’t want one for the top, so I eliminated the center back seam on the top:

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I also did away with the keyhole finish and lowered the neckline one inch.  I eliminated the neck facing altogether on the top.

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I used silk jersey for the top, not the best choice for this pattern.  This pattern is best suited for thicker knits such as double-knit or wool jersey, maybe even a very lightweight fleece.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?  I don’t think I’ll use this one again for a while, but it’s definitely easy and I’d highly recommend it.  The dress is a great layering piece, and the skirt is a fun little swingy number.  The yoke has front and back darts with a circle skirt attached, and it sits right at the natural waist.

Here are some other shots:

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Skirt worn with a turtleneck.  I like the hem-length of the top, and the 3/4 length sleeves.

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Conclusion: Great pattern, easy to make.  If I find another fabulous sweater knit, I’ll haul this pattern out again and make that jacket.

    • Ann
    • November 16th, 2010

    These are beautiful coordinates. The colors are very classy and the draping is beautiful. Thanks for reminding me about this pattern!

  1. January 2nd, 2011
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