Sunday, March 29, 2009

Vogue 8379- Wrap Dress

This dress has been reviewed a million times on Pattern Review. Everyone who has made it has really loved the results. I purchased a RTW wrap dress a couple of years ago (for $90) and it is one of my favorite dresses- it's a very flattering style for just about every body type. So I gave this pattern a whirl.

I used a floral jersey from Gorgeous Fabrics. I purchased three yards- the project cost me about $25.

The dress went together smoothly and easily. The instructions for the dress are very clear. I do not own a serger so I straight stitched each seam, trimmed the SA to about 1/4 of an inch, and went back over the edges with an overlock stich feature on my machine. I used twill stay tape to stabilize the shoulder seams, sleeves, and the neckline. I interfaced the hems on the sleeves and bottom of dress and hand stitched these in place after "overlocking" the edges.

I am very pleased with the end results. I love the fabric I used. The style is super flattering and has a slimming effect. I have already ordered two more jersey fabrics to make two more of these dresses. I think it's one of my favorite dresses that I have ever made. I received plenty of compliments when I wore it for the first time today.



  1. The dress is great - I love the print! Isn't it nice when a project goes smoothly.

  2. it looks really nice. ive been thinking about trying this dress as well. it's very flattering on you.

  3. It's a very beautiful dress. You look great in it!

  4. I love the dress on you! It is very flattering, and the fabric is awesome.