I betcha can't say that title 10 times!
I really wanted a simple, plain version of Vogue 8900. And even though I could've altered the pattern, I've had Vogue 8808 ready to cut since last year. These are basically the same draft.
I read the reviews for this pattern and the consensus is that it runs large, so I knew this going in.
I cut the size 14 and ended up doing a lot of shaving down. I cut view A two inches longer so that I could have a 2" deep hem. Fuller skirts hang better with a wide hem. And I obviously omitted the mock turtleneck. It's just not cool enough yet for me to have wool around my neck.
I used a "red" wool blend. It was red in the store under their harsh fluorescent lighting. But when I got it home, it was more orange-red or coral. I bought this fabric during the "Spot the Bolt" clearance, so no harm no foul. And this fabric which feels and handles more like a double knit was still great for this dress.
I decided to keep it weekend casual with a denim jacket, leopard pumps and a 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target yellow crossbody bag.