PatternReview Vogue8685

Vogue 8685 Knit Dress

My version

I needed a basic black dress so I decided to make one out of double knit.

The dress has an interesting double waist yoke with a lot of topstitched seams.

It turned out OK but I don’t think the pleats at the bust are very flattering to someone busty like me and the attached neckline looks stretched out. I think I will take off the neckline binding and just turn the neck under and top stitch and I’m tempted to remove the bust pleats and put darts.
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  1. Jane says

    The dress looks good on you. I see what you mean about the neck looking a little stretched out. I think the pleats look just fine, you probably just note used to it.

  2. Myra says

    The neck does look a bit stretched, so maybe you should do what you said. I think it looks great overall, what double knit did you use?

  3. Ashley says

    Super cute dress, this is something I’d wear to work at least once a week. The shape is really flattering!

    Did you use a serger on this project or a regular sewing machine?

  4. A.J.A. says

    The dress looks great on you. On Gertie’s Blog for Better Sewing there was a post a while back about sewing with knits. The guest poster said she uses that clear elastic tape sometimes to hold shape in knits. I don’t know if something like that might help your neckline.