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8787 Vogue in Pendleton Plaid

Added Feb 1, 2015

by slmnstyle

Portland, Oregon...






I finally completed this dress today, just in time to wear to a luncheon/fashion show/silent auction charity event in downtown Portland, Oregon. I used Vogue 8787, an Easy Options pattern, with variations on bodice and skirt designs all included with the instructions.

Pendelton woolen mills originate here in Oregon, and are quite beautiful and historic in textile design. I was lucky to nab some of this lovely wool glen plaid in a lightweight finely woven hand, perfect to create this little bias self-faced cowl neck bodice sheath dress.

I admit, the overall fit, plaid matching and inner construction could use some work and closer attention to detail. So could my body, tummy bulge, posture, photo angle, lighting and photographer (sorry Babe!). I now officially consider this a working sample and learning experience for future dresses, plus motivation to get more exercise and eat less junk food! I will, however, still wear it and meanwhile “learn” from it.

Material Notes

100% Pendelton Wool woven
100% silk habotai lining
YKK metal zipper




Garment Type
Business, Classic, Preppy
Silk, Wool


Pendelton Wool
Vogue Patterns

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    Jan 13, 2017, 02.11 PMby ink

    Oh my gosh I am still laughing reading your blurbette. Your dress is spectacular.

    One item about disposable clothing nowadays is not only the flash in the pants lines but poor fabrics. I love your fabric choice !!!! I didn’t know Pendleton made it’s fabric over in your area. Your so lucky to have that resource.

    That dress is smoking hot on you and if you think you have a poochie paunch ! Forget it lady!!! Beautiful job on the dress and you are gorgeous!!!

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    Feb 9, 2015, 01.43 AMby hello Itsme

    what a lovely smart dress x

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Feb 9, 2015, 05.10 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much!

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    Feb 5, 2015, 04.55 AMby rita61

    Great fabric; still haven’t made it to the mill yet. This style looks good on you.

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Feb 5, 2015, 06.25 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you :)

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    Feb 2, 2015, 05.08 PMby cris orange

    you look very elegant in this dress!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Feb 5, 2015, 06.25 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you Cris!

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    Feb 2, 2015, 11.30 AMby sixteenstitches

    Totally love this version!!

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      Feb 2, 2015, 03.43 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you! I need to make up this pattern again since this dress was so successful!

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    Feb 2, 2015, 11.23 AMby nkaiy

    I love plaid! it is a lovely style

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Feb 2, 2015, 03.43 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much!

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    Feb 2, 2015, 12.06 AMby izbott

    Its a great dress! The material is ideal for such classic shape. You look very classy in this.

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Feb 2, 2015, 03.50 AMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment!

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    Feb 1, 2015, 10.18 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely dress and I like the way you did with the fabric – you look beautiful as usual!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Feb 1, 2015, 11.22 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you Ellen! You are too kind, made me smile :)

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    Feb 1, 2015, 08.14 PMby martinK

    great dress!!!!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Feb 1, 2015, 11.23 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you!

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    Feb 1, 2015, 07.17 PMby Bbtiny

    Of course you have to wear this! You look very pretty in it and utterly chic!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Feb 1, 2015, 11.25 PMby slmnstyle

      Ok, I will wear it, if you say so! (Hee hee!) thanks!

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    Feb 1, 2015, 01.10 PMby chula123

    don’t know what tummy bulge you are on about, you look gorgeous in this!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Feb 1, 2015, 05.03 PMby slmnstyle

      Oh, thank you!

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    Feb 1, 2015, 09.38 AMby Mary Athey

    It’s a lovely dress and it looks great on you x

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Feb 1, 2015, 05.02 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you Mary! Off to start on the next sewing project! I’m sure you are doing something similar too :)

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