Completed Vogue Pattern V8870

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Vogue Pattern V8870 option A is a great easy summer dress. During the assembly, I found the finished bust sizes on the bodice pattern pieces. Had I noticed those during the fabric cutting, I would have gone down a size from Medium to Small. The slight extra fabric will make it more comfortable to wear to summer fests.

My favorite things about the dress are:

1) How the seam lines for the sleeves blend in making the sleeve and bodice look continuous. The fabric had a large coral section that stood out and would have looked out of place in the middle of the skirt. So I decided to cut the sleeve pieces to have the coral section centered in the seam of the two pieces that make up the sleeve.

2) My second favorite thing is the hemline of the skirt. The front is short and the back is longer. This just adds a little extra interest to the dress and is very popular right now.

I can’t wait to make option B of this pattern.

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Completed McCall’s Pattern M6433

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I completed this maxi dress. Was a little worried that the pattern ran small but using a stretchy jersey helps make up for any areas that would normally be snug. The pattern suggests using a lining in order to finish the neck edge and sleeves but I decided to use bias tape instead. There’s a small slit in the back that will keep me from tripping on the long length. Overall an easy pattern to make and I’ll definitely make more of this dress.