Vogue 8379 – Knit Wrap Dress

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This is my third time sewing Vogue 8379. It is my favorite wrap dress pattern. There’s not a lot I can tell you that hasn’t been said about this pattern. To-date there are 143 reviews on PatternReview.com. It was also a Best Pattern for 2007 and 2008 as well being in the Hall of Fame in 2009.

I wanted to share this version because it was made with an interesting border print. The multi-colored stripe was located at the edge of the floral print as well as the edge of the solid part of the fabric. I used the stripe/solid combination for the sleeve and the stripe by itself for the belt. I used the stripe that was along the edge with the floral for the belt. I should have taken pictures of the fabric prior to cutting it. There’s not enough left to make out the print.

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This time I made the short sleeve version and omitted the collar. I made my usual changes for this pattern:

  • Added 1″ to bodice length.
  • Cut the center back skirt on the fold. I removed the seam allowance in order to do so.

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This will not be the last time I sew this pattern. It is a joy to sew and I love the finished dress.

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16 thoughts on “Vogue 8379 – Knit Wrap Dress

  1. I love your dress! Such a clever and beautiful way to use the border print and stripes. After reading this post I realized I have this pattern in my stash. I’m glad you love it and will be happy to sew it someday!

  2. I always love to see your creations Lucy, and this dress is no exception. Just beautiful!! Such a wonderful and creative use of the border print in the fabric. Love the summery feel of this dress.

  3. Wonderful as usual. Clever use of the fabric. Do you use a dress form for fitting? I don’t know how you get such a perfect fit every time.

    • Thank you Nina. I have a dress form but it is not very precise. It helps with fitting but mostly I keep trying things on until I’m happy with the fit.

  4. This looks really great! I agree, this is a super pattern, I haven’t worn the one I made recently yet because it’s long sleeves & is fully lined, so it’s too warm to wear it at the moment. I definitely would make this again as well! Great job as always!!

  5. A really cute dress and thoughtful use of a border print. I have a border print sitting in my stash for years as I just can’t think of a good way to use it. And your dress fits beautifully as usual.

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