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The 2 hour dress (Vogue 8663)

Pattern: Vogue 8663
Fabric: dark teal rpl knit from Joann
Notes: I like to intersperse intensive projects (like the Michael Kors dress I just made) with really easy ones, so that I don’t get burned out.  This is a Very Easy Very Vogue pattern, and it fit the bill!   I actually made a few alterations that caused the dress to be even easier, and it took me only 2 hours from cutting to finishing.  First, I eliminated the zipper and cut the back on the fold.  As I’ve said before, I don’t usually like zippers in knits.  The pattern called for using prepared bias tape on the neckline.  Why, I ask you?  It wouldn’t be pretty, and it would keep the neckline from going over your head, causing the zip to actually be needed!  I just turned under the seam allowance and topstitched, which was fine.
This fabric is a bit lightweight, and I think the dress would be nicer in a little more weighty knit, but it’s what I had.  It does hang nicely!  I’m planning to wear it like a tunic most of the time, so it is not hemmed, just neatly cut.  I wore it to play this morning, but I don’t love it with the boots.  There really isn’t much to say – this pattern was easy and highly recommended!