Pattern Review Vogue 8488

Sku #2042

Dark Chocolate Eyelet


100% Cotton


Prewash: cold water perma-press cycle, dry on perma-press

This shrunk only 1 inch in length.  I also had to press before cutting out.

Notions: Gutermann thread, 18″ invisible zipper, Sewin’ Sheer interfacing, stay tape, lining

Alterations:  I did a FBA by adding 3/4″ in width and 1-3/4″ in length to make sure the bodice seam fell below the bust line.  

Adding length to the bust caused the waistline to drop to low.  A simple shortening of the length at the waistline took care of that. I eliminated some of the fullness of the skirt by tapering down to a size 6 at the hips and continuing to the hem.

Construction:  I usually vary from the instructions.  I like to sew the front completely, the back completely and then the side seams.  This allows for easier alterations if any are needed.  I applied Sewin’ Sheer interfacing (a sew-in interfacing) to the zipper area.

I also used Stay Tape at the neckline to prevent any stretching.  The lining is a cotton broadcloth from my Mom’s stash.





Conclusion:  Got to love a summer dress with a full skirt-good air circulation!!  Add a jacket to kick it up a notch.  View C may be in my future.


  1. Anonymous
    June 13, 2010 / 6:35 pm

    Roz,Looking great as usual! Thanks for the great review and pics.Ronnie

  2. Roz
    June 14, 2010 / 3:30 pm

    Thanks Ronnie! I always appreciate you kind words.

  3. Adrienne
    June 15, 2010 / 11:21 pm

    Very pretty!

  4. Roz
    June 16, 2010 / 1:56 pm

    Thank you Adrienne!

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