Pattern Review: Vogue 8849 and Simplicity 2444

...and if not, He is Still God!

Hi peeps.. Happy Friday!!! Whoop whoop!! This has been one of the most stressful weeks this year.. So many un-planned things happened within one week. But I'm thankful to God for having my back always and seeing through this week. I'm so blessed. 

Okay, so I have the most amazing assistant ever, Yettie.. She has been so helpful with the fashion show we have coming up for YS, oh and she gives me fabric. :D She gave me this fabric her dad from from Nigeria, called Adire Fabric. Adire fabric is made is Nigeria using the tie and dye process. The fabric was extremely stiff when I first got it, but softened up after pressing it. This particular fabric has prints all over it except for edges (crosswise grain), which was plain.

I love franken-patterning, I decided to use Vogue Pattern 8849 (my tried-and-true pattern, see here) for the bodice and Simplicity 2444 for the skirt. Perfection!! 
Vogue 8849 is a lined dress with a close-fitting bodice. I used the boardered fabric for the upper bodice instead of lace and didn't line it. Simplicity 2444 was inspired by project runway. I chose to use the skirt, belt, and sleeve of this pattern. Overall, I love the combination of both patterns, and I'll definitely sew it again.

Pictures by the Jen Eun


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