It is a dress!

Vogue 8742 is almost complete.  It is to me except for the hemming of the dress, the sleeves are hemmed.

Here are some views of the dress in progress before sewing the side seams together.
Back view, not sewn at side seams

Front view, sides not sewn

Close up of ruching
I used the shorten-lengthen line on the sleeve pattern to cut the sleeves shorter.  In the end I cut off another 1.5 inches and hemmed them at 1 inch using my coverstitch machine.

I found with this knit fabric that it stretches more lengthwise than the previous other two dresses I made, though similar to the second dress,  This did require my making a few changes in the shoulder seams and the upper back seams both in the side back and center back seams.

I am pleased with the outcome.  This may be my last dress from this pattern. I think three may be enough.


  1. It's looking good! I love your fabric choices.

  2. Really like the colors for late summer into fall, too. Looking forward to a pic of you wearing it.

    1. Thank you, dress complete and hope to wear it next week for work.

  3. How well have you sewn ruching.Looks very nice. You are skilled at sewing.


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