Final Summer Dress – V8871


The leaves are beginning to fall , temperatures are a little cooler and my neighbors cat think’s my front porch is his second home.  Ahhhhh the beginning of Fall!!!
I wanted one last dress for the summer, so I pulled out pattern V8871.  I have made a color block version on of this dress a while back.

I used a red bamboo that I purchased at Mood’s back in May.  This was my biannual year for fabric shopping in NY.  This dress is very simple and quick. The only adjustments that I made was to lower the shoulder 1/2 inch.  This removes the gaping at the armholes due to full breasts and broad shoulders.  I didn’t need a FBA.  To add a little pizzazz, I used black 1 inch folder elastic on the neck and arms.

 I really like the flow of this dress. It’s a style you can dress up, down or just grab and go.
I’ve been busy planning my fall/winter projects.  It’s been a little challenging, it seems like I need everything, pants, blouses, coats, etc.  Have you ever looked at your closet full clothes only to realize that you need cloths?  Well that is my dilemma, but I’m making progress.
I think my approach will be sewing more outfits along with single pieces.  Right now I’m working on pants, top and wrap outfit.


Well that’s all for now.
Until next time…….keep sewing!!


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  1. I really like this dress and the F/O elastic detail was an awesome idea!! Yes, I am definitely like you…I have a closet full of clothes and absolutely nothing to wear when I need to!! I will be working on a new wardrobe for sure!! Good luck with yours too!

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