Saturday, February 7, 2015

Vogue 8817 - A Dress?

My last Tilton garment was a bit of a flop, but this one has turned out great!  Yippee!  I have actually made this pattern previously, but this time, I decided to turn it into a dress.

Using View C of Vogue 8817 - I tried to squeek out as much of the leftover black and white circle fabric that I had to make the bottom portion of the dress.  My grainlines are not at all correct on these two pieces, but that was the only way I could get the most length out of my leftover scraps.  After hanging on the dress form for a few days, you can see that the back is a little higher than the front.

I took in the sides about 1 inch on each side and then added two bands to the bottom of the dress to make it a little longer and voila! I think it turned out pretty cute!

I purchased this necklace on a vacation in Chipping Campden, England two years ago and have never worn it.  Finally I have something to wear it with!

Back view.  It's a very roomy dress, but it is super comfortable and I can't wait to wear it to work next week.

And yes - this is another stashbusting project.  This adds another 2.75 yards to the total for this year bringing me up to 8.25 yards sewn so far.

Happy Sewing everyone!



  1. Love what you have done with the fabric combinations. Everyone at work will want one! :)x

  2. This is cute and I love how you used fabric from your stash to create it!

  3. It is pretty cute, a great fun dress and a great way to use those bits of small stash left over :)

  4. Darling and the necklace is perfect!

  5. A very fun combo of fabrics. It looks great!

  6. Wow, I have this pattern, and love what you have done with it, it's an inspiration. Trish S