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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Finally Finished V8317

Finally, I can show you OOP Vogue 8317. It's been complete for a few days. So here it is.

Pattern Description:
Misses/Misses Petite Top, Belt & Skirt. Fitted, lined top with shawl collar, long sleeves, contrast peplum (I used the same fabric for the peplum) with bias bound edges and front button closures. Belt has hook & eye closures, purchased decorative buckle. Lined skirt has darts, back zipper closure, back flounce, waistband with hook/eye closure.
Pattern Sizing:
AA(6-8-10-12), EE(14-16-18-20)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? yes
Fabric Used: Not sure, it's been in my collection for years. I do remember getting it from Fashion Fabrics Club back in the day, LOL. I think it may be a poly damask, but just not sure of the exact name.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The patterns calls for lace as a contrast for the peplum. I used the same fabric for the peplum and I liked the binding effect that you can see on the edge in the pattern photo. I did not follow the pattern guidesheet instructions for that.
skirt back with flounce
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I probably won't sew this again, but I do recommend it if you've had it in your collection like me, LOL. It's still available on Vogue's website.
Conclusion: I've had this pattern for several years and have always rotated it back and forth to the drawer and then back out among my next to sew. I almost forgot to mention that I couldn't find any cute buckles at Joann's. I did find the buttons there and used the smaller ones for the belt area, just for now! LOL! The pattern is rated easy. A beginner may feel intimidated because of the lining and some of the instructions may seem too much. But I think if someone wanted this suit, they'd be very happy with the results.


Faye Lewis said...

So beautiful!

gwensews said...

VaVaVoom! That's a gorgeous outfit. Love the flouncy-bottom skirt!

Omega said...

OMG! What a beautiful outfit! I love it, the color is so pretty.

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Wowza! What a fabulous looking suit. I love the colour. When you wear, please post a photo.

Alethia said...

What a beautiful suit! You know pink is one of my favorite colors. :)

Cennetta said...


Barbara said...

I love this suit! You did an amazing job and the pink is so much nicer than the black. I am putting this one on my own list.

Jennifer Allison said...
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Jennifer Allison said...

Hi Jackie,

I am looking for that Vogue pattern V8317 and cannot find it, i made it once and want the skirt again…do you still have the pattern and would you either lend it to me or sell it to me? I would pay shipping of course, and am very reliable so if you wanted it back, I would copy it and return it to you, or pay you to copy it for me

here's hoping for a reply

with kindest regards