Vogue 8939 is an interesting pattern, being that if you weren't looking for this design you would totally miss it on the pattern envelope. This dress is such a wardrobe staple that I feel it should've been it's own pattern with different length variations.
My version of this pattern was inspired by designer Rick Owens' Lilies Midi Turtleneck Dress.
My fabric is a black modal rayon ponte that I found at my local Joanns. It was a great find and the fabric feels very luxurious.
I cut the size 14 and I had to make a couple of modifications to achieve the look of my inspiration dress. I added 12" inches to the length. The original pattern is pretty short. I added 2" to the sleeve.
I had to take in the collar so that it would be fitted. I hate having a turtleneck that's not fitted when it's supposed to be.
I ended up having to run 1" seams down each side. The dress hung like a sack. I should've cut the size 12.
Love the simplicity and versatility of this dress. And I love that it gave me a reason to pull out my corset belt from Asos.com that I haven't worn in a long time. I'm hoping that I find a cream colored ponte and a heather grey one so that I can add 2 more of these dresses to my wardrobe.