Sunday, April 7, 2013

Vogue 8663---The Coveted Hunter Green Dress.

I've been wanting a hunter green  dress for MONTHS!!! I've complained about in on facebook & fantasized about it.  I absolutely love the color and it's definitely one that's missing in my wardrobe. A few months ago I found the fabric at Jo-Ann's and then picked a good pattern for the project. I finally got around to making it and I'm overly delighted with the results. This dress is EXACTLY what I wanted! Not anything too flashy or fancy. I wanted the color to do most of the work and who doesn't like a knit dress with a lovely pleated neckline and cute OBI belt.

Time to Sew:
This is a quickie. I sewed it up last night. Only took me about 3 1/2 hours but I'm a slower sewer. Some of you quicker sewers would've churned it out sooner.

Sewing Ease (scale 1 easy to 10 difficult):
About a 2. Not complicated at all.

Pattern Description:
Dress with pleated neckline and flared skirt.

Pattern Sizing:
I cut the size 12.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? 
For the most part yes. 

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Pretty much. I got a little twisted on sewing the center pleats but that was just me. I darted that middle pleat instead and called it a day.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I LOVED the neckline and the simplicity of the design. I wanted to pair this dress with an obi belt.

Fabric Used:
Hunter Green Cotton knit with a 1 way stretch instead of the recommended  2 way stretch knit. I was a little nervous I wouldn't have enough stretch for the design (since I planned to omit the zipper). But it turned out that it was just fine.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
*Added 1 1/2" to the length.
*Serged neckline, folded over and stitched.
*omitted the zipper.
*Shortened the sleeves a bit.
*I added an OBI belt using the pattern from NewLook 6184

What would you do differently next time?:

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes! I actually like this style alot. It's a nice, quick pattern to have on hand. It's a great wardrobe staple.

Wardrobe Versatility:
Lots! It's a nice & simple dress that you can dress up or down. With a jacket, sweater or with sandals or heels.

Great dress for any wardrobe!!!!

Glad this dress is done!!! Now on to finishing some UFO's and completing a draping project!!!


  1. Beautiful! The green fabric is so nice on you!

  2. Ohh that's stunning dress... I love it

  3. Love the color and the belt. It looks smashing on you!

  4. You you look gorgeous in this dress! It's pure, easy going elegance.

  5. This is a very nice dress! Looks easy to wear and comfortable!

  6. Very nice! I love, love, love the color on you!

  7. Esse verde está muito bonito!

  8. I am speachless - WOW! it is fabulous dress! and the weather is great!

  9. Such a pretty dress. Lovely color and fastidious sewing, as always.

  10. That's a lovely dress! No wonder you wanted a hunter green dress; the color looks great on you!

  11. GREAT! It would be so nice to have top entries from you.
    Great dress by the way!!!

  12. Beautiful dress! It looks great on you and the color is fantastic.

  13. You look great - what a lovely colour and style on you!

  14. Gorgeous! Now we all want a hunter green dress!

  15. Very pretty and very flattering. Can see why you wanted this hunter green!

  16. what a fantastic colour, and you've paired the perfect shoes with it too. You got such a good fit too, I'm always concerned that knit dresses = clinginess but your dress drapes nicely

  17. This looks gorgeous!!! Love it!

  18. Looks great on you. The fit and the color are perfect. Gotta' love knits!

  19. Victoria, love the dress! The color is fantastic! It is very flattering on you!

  20. The dress looks awesome! (And so does the hair, by the way) :)


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