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Orange dress (Vogue 8313)

Added Sep 5, 2012

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






The pattern is out of print Vogue 8313, marked as ‘very easy’. I bought it for $1.99 on a sale in Vogue Patterns site. From the pattern envelope: “Misses’ Petite Dress: Dress has V-neck front and back, front and back darts, all in one sleeve and upper section, self bow over upper edge of zipper and back slit at lower section.”

According to the bust size, I should have made size 8. But after checking the finished measurements, I decided to cut size 6 all over. I think checking the finished measurements is a much more reliable way to find the right size. There is not much pattern alterations other than shortening the bodice and hem considerably.

The upper bodice is not lined, the seams are finished with French seams. The lower section is underlined with skin-colored lining and the raw edges finished with overlocker. I didn’t have orange invisible zipper on hand so I just used a yellow one as the zipper pull would be covered with the bow anyway. The bow is handstitched to the right side of the dress, the left side is attached using a pair of snaps.

also blogged here

Material Notes

orange eyelet fabric from local store




Garment Type



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    Sep 7, 2012, 07.15 AMby frkbustad

    What a gorgeous cut! I really like the bow detail. Nice fabric choice also.

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    Sep 6, 2012, 02.55 PMby chillwear

    Really pretty, love this pattern!

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    Sep 6, 2012, 07.54 AMby loulourosa

    Lovely dress, the back is gorgeous with the bow!

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    Sep 5, 2012, 04.37 PMby sweetharte

    What a colour! If the eyelet wasn’t good enough, finding it in this fresh fruity orange is such a treat!

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    Sep 5, 2012, 07.55 AMby janene

    I love this dress. Gorgeous colour and fabric. Amazing shape and the bow is the icing on the cake!

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    Sep 5, 2012, 06.43 AMby bethmaryharley

    I love the colour! Did you dye it yourself or buy it that colour? It really suits you and the style is perfect for this weather!

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      Sep 5, 2012, 07.27 AMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you! I bought the fabric as it is, the color is very vibrant! :)

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    Sep 5, 2012, 05.35 AMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress. love your fabric and you look fab wearing it x

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