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Vogue 8577 Round 2

Added Feb 20, 2011

by suzetewilliams

Toddington, Bedf...






I made this dress in red last summer, but I have to admit that it didn’t look that great as I had put on weight by the time I finished it and was a bit too tight.

I bought this fabric a while ago and had forgotten all about it and when I found it again, I thought of this pattern. Now, one piece of advice that I’ll give to anyone in need of a little common sense sometimes like me ;-) – NEVER, EVER start cutting out a pattern without first checking that you have sufficient fabric for it. This of course is common sense for most of you excellent seamstresses out there, but in my excitement to make the dress, common sense ran out of the window and dove right off a precipice – lol. In case you were thinking that I was being very creative by using the black contrast at the back section of this dress, think again.

Another bit of advice – again common sense – never assume that because it’s all cotton that you can use the same iron setting on different fabrics. Can you spot the shrivelled bit at the bottom of the back section? hahahaha (I wasn’t laughing at the time thought).

Nevertheless, I had lots of fun making this dress, albeit out of my own stupidity at times. I’ve learned that with all things creative you MUST NEVER EVER (apart from checking you have enough fabric and right iron setting- lol) take yourself too seriously or nothing will ever come to fruition.

I added some bias binding on the edge of the collar, sleeves, shoulder yoke and hem and cut the pocket edges in black contrast.

I hope that you like it and like with all my projects your comments/advice are always appreciated.

Thank you for reading.

Material Notes

Polycotton, cotton, buttons, bias binding, thread




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Feb 23, 2011, 01.16 AMby liveagaindt

    this pattern i love. i’ve had it for sometime and ,the fabic Iwant to use.you do it well.now i can’t wait,it’s on! i truly want to try the trim,oops ,might be another minute. lol

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      Feb 23, 2011, 01.10 PMby suzetewilliams

      Lol – I look forward to seeing yours here. I can’t wait for summer because I want to make it in white linen with navy blue trim, Greek Flag style :-). Have fun and thank you for your comment.

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    Feb 22, 2011, 07.14 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    It was a lucky mistake, I love the black contrast. The dress looks great.

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    Feb 21, 2011, 11.05 PMby badkitty-1

    These dresses are gorgeous. Very chic! x

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      Feb 22, 2011, 10.55 AMby suzetewilliams

      Oh, merci beaucoup madame :-)

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    Feb 21, 2011, 02.35 PMby vintagegal

    Love the style, and the fabric. You did a lovely job! If you are really distressed about the crinkly bit in the back, you could just add a section of wide black lace to that panel, to hide it. I think it would look like an intentional design plan on your part. No one would know about your iron mishap! Believe me, I have done the same thing, too many times! You get creative over time, having to hide things that are just not quite right.

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      Feb 21, 2011, 02.38 PMby suzetewilliams

      That’s a great idea actually! I might add some remnants of the grey fabric at the back… in cat form perhaps. lol. Thanks ever so much for the idea.

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    Feb 21, 2011, 02.32 PMby dottty

    O thank you Suzete, I am just gonna buy a new sewing machine (whats yours ?) so i may make one of these one day :)x

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      Feb 21, 2011, 02.42 PMby suzetewilliams

      I have an ELNA 2003, not fancy at all, but it has been reliable until now. I’ve also just bought an old singer 201 with a table at a charity shop… it’s beautiful and very sturdy, but I’m still getting to grips with it…

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    Feb 21, 2011, 09.59 AMby zaarissima

    really beautiful! I love the pattern!

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    Feb 21, 2011, 07.54 AMby topsi89

    Looks great! Love the black trim, and that’s such great fabric! Nice.

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    Feb 21, 2011, 02.42 AMby skeeler

    This is a marvelous dress – I really like it and the “accidental” black accent is great, especially with the black trim. I love it.

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      Feb 21, 2011, 02.58 PMby suzetewilliams

      thank you. Everyone is being so kind about my daftness! :-)

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    Feb 20, 2011, 11.46 PMby Passiona Cottee

    A gorgeous dress. Well done. And thank you for being so honest with your learning process on this project. In software devlopment they have a phrase for what happened with the back of your dress "it’s actually a mistake at all!

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    Feb 20, 2011, 07.43 PMby frankiesoup

    I think it looks fabulous, partially because of the lovely black trim. You should make out it was intentional – it looks so chic and designer that way. I would love a dress like that :D

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      Feb 20, 2011, 08.13 PMby suzetewilliams

      Thank you. Lol, I thought about fibbing about it, but then I thought better of it.

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    Feb 20, 2011, 06.54 PMby dottty

    Wow you’ve done it again, you look fantastic in both those, i’m so jealous :)x

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      Feb 20, 2011, 08.14 PMby suzetewilliams

      Lol, thank you. I bet you’d look great in one too!!!!

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