Vogue 8945 – Holiday Dress


I bought this Vogue pattern when it was introduced. I could not resist those sleeves. I did not have any fabric in mind but I knew the right fabric would inspire me at some point. While planning my Holiday outfits I came across this velour that had been in my stash for a few years. I immediately thought of this pattern. I chose to use silk chiffon for the underlayers of the sleeves.

The pattern describes the dress as semi-fitted. Normally I would have taken the sides in to make the dress a little more fitted. We were going to be having a seven course meal so I figured the more forgiving silhouette would be preferable.


The back has darts that create some nice shaping. I chose to omit the center back zipper because my fabric has plenty of stretch. I also lined the dress with swimsuit lining.  The velour did not have much body so the lining added some stability.


Those sleeves!


As 2016 comes to a close here on the West Coast, I wish you all a New Year filled with good cheer and happiness and of course many sewing successes!

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18 thoughts on “Vogue 8945 – Holiday Dress

  1. As usual, Lucy, you look smashing! I think this is the most festive dress I have seen in a long time, and yet it looks comfortable to wear. Those sleeves definitely make a statement. Happy New Year!

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