Thursday, July 8, 2010

Vogue 8469

I loved this pattern when I saw it in the vogue catalog. Then I seen the perfect fabric at Hancock fabrics and knew I just had to make this dress. I don't know why but I do love bows. It gives the dress a little bit of a vintage feel and I seem to be loving all things vintage right now. I've been reading some wonderful blogs on vintage sewing and checking out some of the vintage patterns for sale on Etsy.

Pattern Description:Semi-fitted dresses have lined bodice, midriffs, back zipper closures and topstitching details. A: mid-knee length and cap sleeves with elastic casing. B: 6" above ankle length, sleeveless.

Pattern Sizing:

6-20 I used a straight 12.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes the only difference was the contras fabric I used for the bow.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Very easy to follow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I love the sleeves and the big bow in the front.

Fabric Used:

Poplin from Hancock Fabrics. I love this fabric it's so easy to work with.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I used a invisible zipper and contras fabric for the bow.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I would like to sew this again maybe the sleeveless version. I may leave of the bow for a more casual look next time.


I wore this dress to Church last week and it was comfy and cool on.


  1. Your dress turned out wonderfully! The adds a different spin and it's nice to have the option to wear it or not. So cute!

  2. Very nice and cheery with excellent fit.

  3. What a pretty summer dress, and it fits great. Hmm...I wonder if my Hancock Fabrics store has that fabric.

  4. Great fit! I love the cap sleeves and bow. It does feel good to wear a pretty, well-fitting dress, as I just experienced this past weekend too!

  5. Your dress really looks great. THe contrast bow/belt adds the right touch.

  6. Lovely dress and agree the contrasting bow is a perfect touch.

  7. You look splendid. The black sash makes the dress pop.

  8. That's a cute dress. Very summery

  9. Very cute dress! So flattering!

  10. This is so pretty! I love how the black of the bow picks up a colour from the fabric, it's just a really gorgeous combination!
    I really, really, really want to make this one! I saw it somewhere else today, went looking for it and found it in a half price sale (lucky me!). Now I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that I'll manage it. Thanks for posting the photos, it is very helpful to see what it's like made up!


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