May we talk about Vogue 8997, please? I know it’s been talked about a dozen times over by other people, but I think I love it. I picked up this color splotched stretch cotton sateen at Hancock Fabrics last fall when the Spring Coordinates section went to 70% off. Remember this dress from last fall? Same fabric sale, so I had to get it. I used a random white polyester stable knit that I found in pieces in the remnant bin to line it. I love them together. The dress has some heft when you pick it up, but feels like a second skin when on.
Just look at it, the V-neck, the V-back, the full skirt, and guess what? It has pockets! Why did I wait so long to jump on the Vogue 8997 bandwagon? 🙂
As a pattern review, it’s described as “lined dress has princess seams, close-fitting bodice, raised waist, stitched hems, back zipper, and unlined sleeve variations.” I sewed view B in a size 6. I followed the directions except for slipstitching the shoulders. I pulled them through the bodice and machine stitched them instead.
I love this dress. It feels great, the pockets are well placed and hidden. It twirls with abandon, and i want so many more iterations of it! 🙂