A Twirl of Color Dress – Vogue 8997 Pattern Review

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.

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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!  🙂

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15 responses to “A Twirl of Color Dress – Vogue 8997 Pattern Review

  1. Pingback: Vogue 8997 – just a delightful dress | Sew Busy Lizzy

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