Vogue 8815 View A — Sleeveless peplum blouse with raised waist and back zipper. (Rated very easy, but was more difficult than my recent 8877 top, because I needed more alterations for fit this time.)
Pattern size 12 (my measurements match 14, but with the amount of ease they had 12 was definitely the better choice for me)
Fabrics: Lightweight, slightly sheer polyester chiffon. Bias binding is self made from lightweight cotton (following method on the seasoned homemaker).
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I picked this one, because the dress has a high waist, which is more flattering on me than regular waistlines.
Difficulty: Easy to sew, and simple directions. Alterations took longer than the sewing.
Fabric: Medium weight cotton sateen with 5% elastane from Spotlight. The little bit of stretch made it easier to get the fit! (And besides the Vogue fitting shell, this was my first attempt at a bodice this fitted.)
This re-release was changed, and it comes out looking like Butterick’s online photo rather than the 50’s drawing on the envelope if you sew it up as is. I altered the back bodice to get the v-shape on the drawing by following the simple directions on the Edelweiss blog.
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Cotton flannelette Yoda for Darryl. Extremely simple pattern with easy instructions.
I just shortened between waist and crotch, since, like me, he’s not that tall. Slightly redrew the flap at center front afterward, since I’d shortened straight through it.