Vogue 8825 Wrap Dress

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That I tackled knits and conquered. That I am now using my cover stitch machine! I have a whole new world of knits open to me for 2013......... What advice would you give someone starting this project? Watch the entire class online, Make notes. Then when you are all done just jump in....really Meg really can take you through your garment and make it fun! Yes fun! I have always used wovens and even do couture but knits and my cover stitch machine were my greatest fear.....not now I am on to my next knit project. Butterick 5318. Thanks Meg!

What you will need

  • Wool Jersey Leopard Print
  • Vogue Pattern 8825 View B - Size 16 I am usually a 20.
  • 3.0 Yards of fabric
  • Sewing with Knits online Course - on my Samsung Tablet
  • Baby Lock Walking Foot
  • Schmetz Jersey Needle 80/12
  • Schmetz Stretch Twin Needle 4
  • 0/75
  • 1/4 clear elastic
  • Baby Lock Serger
  • Janome Coverstich with hem guide

Q&A with Scheri Manson

CraftyNHmom asked:
Beautiful dress!! Thank you for providing such detailed information about your materials. I've been wondering about the coverstitch hem guide as well. Good for you conquering you fear! :) A question: is wool jersey itchy at all? It looks like it drapes so well!
Scheri Manson answered:
No this one is not but some blends can be itchy. Yes with coverstitch you really need hem guide as you stitch on the right side of hem and need to catch the folded piece. Keeps your stitches nice and straight.
Janet Berry asked:
I have had my eye on this pattern. Very cute
Scheri Manson answered:
Great easy pattern Janet.
JuliN asked:
I just bought this pattern last Saturday. The dress looks great on you!
Scheri Manson answered:
This dress would be flattering on many figure types. I am a plus size and it gives the illusion of a hourglass figure.
Lynne O asked:
Your wrap dress is amazing. I am taking the class too and you have really inspired me.
Scheri Manson answered:
Lynne give the class a try it's sew easy
Eva testar asked:
I like the idea with the crazy poise dublicate. Fun! Thank you for sharing. Do you have to have af walking foot for that class?
Scheri Manson answered:
I would recommend highly. Watch the video and then decide. You will enjoy the class.

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