Sailor Dress Vogue V8414

I bought the fabric for this dress on sale at JoAnn's. I think the pattern was on sale too and it just looked like a perfect match. It's a little hard to tell from the photo but there's a horizontal seam above the bust. I fussy cut the pieces placing the top of the bodice along the dark wide stripes and placing the dark stripes at the waist. I was trying for an optical illusion (the dark colors contract thing).The pattern is really easy but slippery striped fabric is a hard to work with. I particularly had trouble making the darts line up straight. I eventually basted by hand and then sewed by machine. It was so frustrating and time-consuming. Then in the end I decided to remove the front darts anyway. Oh well. The only variation from the pattern is the back closure. Instead of a zipper I used fabric covered buttons and loops.


  1. I would've never imagined that dress came from that pattern! Cute buttons.

  2. beautiful, you have a way of making patterns spark! I love this dress and the jackets from the previous post!

  3. Absolutely beautiful. Love your attention to detail with the stripe placement.


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