Review: Vogue 8921| The Boho Chic Ikat Maxi Dress!

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When I first saw this ikat jersey from Mood Fabrics, I knew it was supposed to be a maxi dress.  Because this is one of those fabrics that simply speaks to you!  And it screamed, "Boho chic!"  
Vogue 8921
And one with long sleeves is a great transitional garment for me.  
And every so often, I like an easy, palette cleansing project and Vogue 8921 fit the bill.  This pattern is simple and such a perfect way to highlight the fabric and allow it to be the star.  
I made my usual alterations, which is to just lengthen everything!  I added an inch to the waist and three inches to the skirt.  Surprisingly, the sleeves were a good length so I didn't have to lengthen them.
I decided to turn the fabric and cut it cross grain.  I like the way the fabric looks that way.  And since the print is not all uniform, there was no pulling out of the hair or gnashing of the teeth to match the fabric at the seams.
This fabric handled pretty well and feels excellent.  It made this dress feel as if I was wearing a nightgown!  The drape is perfect for this sort of dress.  It required very little pressing, only the seams.  And that's my kind of fabric!  And this fabric in it's dark but colorful hues is a great addition to a fall wardrobe.

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51 comments

  1. Beautiful as always! I completely overlooked this pattern based on the cover photo. I am adding this one to my list.

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  2. I love this dress on you. It's simply beautiful!

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  3. Эрика! Ты бесподобная! Очень красивое платье!super!

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    1. Благодаря надежда!

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  4. You look beautiful, what a gorgeous print.

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  5. Erica - you really are one talented lady! Everything you make and post is just gorgeous, and this dress is certainly no exception. Beautiful job and looks fantastic on you!!

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  6. Bravo Erica, this is beautiful! Perfect for fall.

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  7. Thank you for wearing this on Purple Friday!! Loves it :)

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    1. LOL! Thanks Cidell! Ravens!

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  8. Long sleeve Maxi...I don't own one of those! Last year I DID enjoy wearing my maxi skirts with sweaters though. You are really selling me on the idea of it feeling like wearing PJs. :o)

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    1. Yes, that fabric is great and when it's cold out, I can still be comfy by adding a flat boot!

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  9. What a great color on you! I didn't have a long sleeve maxi on my list, but I may have to change that.

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  10. This is just so beautiful Erica, and the colours suit you so well. I'm highly inspired.

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  11. Very pretty. That fabric is TDF!!!

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  12. Really, really pretty!
    - Saro

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  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE this one! The color and style is fantastic. Great fabric choice.

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  14. I love Ikat fabric and the black and purple combination really looks very "evening chic". Beautiful work!

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    1. Thanks Design Closeup!

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  15. Great dress Erica, love your fabric

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  16. Very elegant. I prefer maxis that sit at the waist, not gather under the waist. Much more flattering.

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    1. I love the pleated details. Such a nice touch. Thanks Gail!

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  17. Stunning, stunning, stunning!

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    1. Thanks lifeinamadshouse!

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  18. Girl, all I can say is Wow!!!! Your sewing is incredible!!!

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  19. This is gorgeous, love it!

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  20. Love it! This is so going on my list!

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