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Vogue 8552

Now, Vogue 8552 is one of those that I saw on other bloggers and simply HAD to make.

Vogue 8552 - front

Check out those cute details! Neckline tucks!

Vogue 8552 - neck tucks

Cap sleeves! Incredible huge drapey pockets!

Vogue 8552 - pockets

Topstitched back waist tucks! And not fitted around the mid-section!

Vogue 8552 - back tucks

Oh, how I love this pattern. This is my first version, a wearable muslin really. The fabric is from June’s stash, and says Cranston Print Works along the selvedge. It’s tightly woven, almost a taffeta, and when I make it next I will be using linen (probably the linen originally destined to become a pair of pants). It will be better with the ease of linen. But in the meantime, I’m pretty happy with the muslin! I cut this out at size 14, and took small seam allowances. I completely eliminated the back zipper, and took a wedge out of the neck edge of the centre back seam to eliminate gaping. I also made petite adjustments in two places to shorten the torso. So, from the back:

Vogue 8552

And the front!

Vogue 8552

Many thanks to the inspiration that came from Katherine here and here and here, Bernice here and here, Leith here, and Christy here.  All fellow Australians – maybe this is a perfect pattern for our climate!  I notice that it’s now out of print, but I think that it’s still easily locatable online.


12 thoughts on “Vogue 8552

  1. Yes, a perfect dress for our Australian climate! I’m sure your not surprised to hear that after seeing several of the versions that you mentioned, I too brought the pattern. Thanks for documenting your alterations – it’s very helpful.

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