Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Vogue 8805 - Red

Red is the color of the day.  Why?  Well, you all have said, Lori, you look great in red and now all I want to sew is red fabric!  I went with a quick knit dress from red ponte (Fabric Mart I believe)
Vogue 8805 red knit dress

This is a great dress pattern, fun lines and great possibilities.  I went with the one-color basic dress but it is red!

Red ponte knit for cute summer dress using Vogue 8805


The pattern is Vogue 8805. a pullover dress with a back neck slit and the possibility for some great color blocking if you want.   One of the best things about this pattern is the A, B. C and D cup options.  

The red is hard to see the sections of the front and back.  Upper, middle and bottom sections to be specific and here is a bit of the upper front.
coverstitch upper front section of Vogue 8805

I started with a size 12 but ended up down to a 10 everywhere but the bottom section.  I did use the C cup but in the future going with a B cup, I am in between these two and the C is a tad big for me.

Vogue 8805 knit dress in red ponte

Some of the changes included
1.  Lowering the bust dart
2.  Used self-fabric to bind the upper edge.
3.  Changed the construction order
4.  Used my coverstitch to topstitch each section

Vogue 8805 ponte knit dress

The Vogue instructions have you sew the side seams in each section and then attach them together in the round.  I sewed the front and back sections separately and used my coverstitch for  the sections.  After the shoulder seams were stitched, I matched the side seams carefully and sewed the side seams.  I wanted to do it this way for a couple of reasons -
it was much easier to coverstitch these flat and with the side seams stitched all in one section, let me do some fitting adjustments on this ponte knit dress.
 
For summer trips, I needed a fun dress for some  events and a knit dress is just so easy to pack.  Now just think of the possibilities of this Very Easy Vogue pattern.  Three different fabrics for the three sections or a stripe for the top section and then solid for the bottom two sections or how about leaving off the bottom section and having a tunic?
Red ponte knit dress, three sections for fabric fun in Vogue 8805

This post is full of photos, Meredith took some great pictures and we went around our country neighborhood for some different backdrops.  She was a good sport driving all around and I have to share one of my favorite photos, I love the gravel road and the old trees

Vogue 8805 in red ponte for a fun summer dress which is down a country gravel lane

Yes, there is another red garment in the works!  

If you were making this dress would you make a solid or color blocked?


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34 comments:

  1. Love love love! You do look fantastic in red, and this dress fits you beautifully. It's inspiring!

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    1. Thank you, Coco, it is a nice pattern and quick to sew.

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  2. I love the red on you. I would have never given this pattern a second glance, until seeing yours. What a great dress, and so many possibilities!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa, it is a sleeper pattern. I bought because of the color block and then made it in a solid - go figure!

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  3. You do look great in red & this dress looks fab on you. I also would never have looked twice at this pattern , but will now add to the list. A very versatile pattern & your version looks great!!

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    1. Thanks, Mary Ellen, it is a fun pattern and sews quickly.

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  4. Red definitely is your color! The dress looks terrific. I like the solid color with coverstitching. Yet, I see that color blocking would look great with this dress. Meredith did a super job of taking photos.

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    1. Thanks, Rose, I like to use my coverstitch whenever possible

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  5. Looks great! I think I would start with a solid version then color block a version once I adjusted the fit. As you said ponte knit is great for packing and this style looks great for dressing up to down as needed. Nice basic dress - may add this to my pattern list.

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    1. thanks, Joen, it will be fun to wear when the weather warms up.

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  6. Love the dress, the pictures and your shoes!

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    1. Thanks, Marianne, the shoes are from my daughter's wedding almost 3 years ago and they are so comfortable

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  7. Love it! You look great!!

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    1. Thank you, Mary Sarah.

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  8. My last make was a ponte knit dress, what a lovely fabric! I adore that vogue pattern. I have seen it made up in color blocks, but your red dress takes the cake! I'm a big fan of red too. Your photos are really pleasing to the eye.

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    1. Thanks, Barbara, ponte is great fabric.

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  9. Yes, red is your color! You will get a lot of mileage out of this pretty dress, I'm sure. And I enjoyed your pics....looks a lot like where I live in semi-rural Michigan :-)

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    1. Thanks, Patty, it will be a fun to where. I do love where I live except for August!! I need the trees to leave out, hard to take photos in all this direct, harsh light.

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  10. Love the color and the fit of this dress on you! Definitely make more red garments!!!

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn, I appreciate it.

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  11. Red is definitely your color. Looking good, Lori.

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    1. Thank you, Cennetta, pretty soon I will have a closet full of red!

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  12. Beautiful, Lori! The necklace really sets it off nicely too.

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    1. Thanks, Ann, I love that necklace and it was fun to put it with the dress.

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  13. Lovely Dress and agree red looks great on you.

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  14. I've made this once. You make me want to dig out this pattern again. I love your version.

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    1. You should make it again - after all, it doesn't take long, right?

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  15. This dress looks great all in the one colour. I have only seen colour blocked versions before. Love the fit and your necklace is the perfect accessory.

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    1. Thanks Margaret, I do like the look of this dress.

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  16. What a fun dress! It looks so easy to wear! I think if I made it, I would try to mix prints!

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    1. Thanks, Sonja, I can see you wearing it in mixed prints.

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  17. I hadn't thought of using Ponti for this dress pattern. It has made up beautifully.

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    1. Thanks, it seems ponte is my go-to fabric!

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