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V8379: The October Issue

Added Oct 28, 2012

by SewinInTheRain

New York, New Yo...






This is Vogue 8379, a knit wrap dress pattern. I really love this pattern and I wore it right away. I wish I could’ve taken the photos outside, but a hurricane is fast approaching, oh my! I figured the wrap dress design and the stretchy knit would be pretty forgiving so I didn’t end up making any adjustments. I cut a size 8 (one size smaller than usual) because the fabric has a tad more stretch than the guide on the pattern envelope called for.

There are two pleats on each front bodice piece. I made view A, but used the longer sleeve length from view B (however, I omitted the sleeve band since I thought it looked nice as is). I especially love the full skirt and the colorful print that will get me through the winter blues for sure. A nice year-round staple, and I have to say my favorite creation to date!

I labeled this an “intermediate” project only because knits might be tricky for a beginner, but actually I think an adventurous beginner would do just fine. So much easier to fit than woven fabrics – go for it! :)

Material Notes

polyester/blend (?) knit; twill tape at the shoulder seams




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Other, Polyester



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    Oct 31, 2012, 01.26 AMby SewinInTheRain

    Thank you so much for your comments! I weathered the storm just fine, but others were not as lucky. It will be interesting to see how long it’ll take for the city to get back on its feet.

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    Oct 30, 2012, 11.44 PMby trploceanmoon

    I hope you are safe and ok! I am in Virginia, and while we had a ton of flooding, NY really got it bad :-( my thoughts are with everyone up there! Beautiful job on the dress.

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    Oct 30, 2012, 02.13 AMby godesscpsmom

    I love this. My daughter wants me to make her a wrap dress. This may be a contender. Be safe!

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    Oct 28, 2012, 06.16 PMby Mary Athey

    this dress is gorgeous.on you. i love knits and jersey but they can be tricky with the stretch. fab work x

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