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Vogue 8939 - Heathered Gray Jersey Knit Turtleneck Dress - Erica B's DIY Style!
So, I made another version of Vogue 8939.  Yes, I love the simplicity of this pattern just that much.  And I wore it out last night.
Vogue 8939 - Heathered Gray Jersey Knit Turtleneck Dress - Erica B's DIY Style!
This time I used a sweatshirt-like heathered gray jersey knit from Mood Fabrics.
Vogue 8939 - Heathered Gray Jersey Knit Turtleneck Dress - Erica B's DIY Style!
For this version, I only added 3 inches to the length -- so that it would be the length (on me) that it was designed to be.  
Vogue 8939 - Heathered Gray Jersey Knit Turtleneck Dress - Erica B's DIY Style!
And I used a mock turtleneck because this fabric is THICK.  
Vogue 8939 - Heathered Gray Jersey Knit Turtleneck Dress - Erica B's DIY Style!
And I added a zipper because I didn't feel that the fabric had enough give to be a pullover.  Have you ever struggled to get into a tight turtleneck?  Yeah... I didn't want to deal with that.  So I made sure my I could get in and out of the dress.  Nothing like having to pull something over your head and wiping off all of your makeup in the process!
So last night, I wore this to a Rebecca Minkoff event hosted by the Contemporary department at Saks Fifth Avenue Birmingham.
These are some of my favorite pieces for Spring.  I fell in love with the bright orange suede moto jacket in Rebecca's signature style.  Isn't it fabulous?
Here are more pieces that I love.  Rebecca's "Downtown Girl" style really plays to my own aesthetic.
Mikaela came along with me.  And we did our obligatory selfie!  It was a fun, mother-daughter time!  And don't be surprised if you see at least one more version of this dress.  I just can't get enough of it!

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48 comments

  1. Hi Erica,
    This is just a fabulous look! I love the simplicity and sophistication. I'll be making one these dresses soon.

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  2. OK you've sold me on this dress. Both versions are very nice and you're styling with both is on point, beautiful!!!

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    1. Thanks Brenda! It makes me so happy I found it!

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  3. The dress is cute. But, seriously, your rear end looks ah-mazing. Them squats be working!

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    1. HA! Where'd that donk come from! LOL Thanks Cidell!

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  4. Oh yes I am still in agreement - that is a wonderful 4 piece pattern. I love your heather gray version as well.

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  5. I picked up this pattern because of your other review, this one is equally beautiful.

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  6. Cute dress and you are looking fabulous!!!!

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  7. I love this dress and how you style it!

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  8. I love the dress. It looks great on you. And you're glowing. That's the first thing I thought when I saw the picture. So pretty. But those boots...LOVE those boots!

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    1. Thanks SmileDog Stitches!

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  9. Great look. So pulled together! Your daughter is beautiful. I can see how the jacket fits in with your style point of view.

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  10. that ensemble.....droooooooooool....

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  11. You look beautiful, Erica :)

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  12. I love this dress! The boots are rocking it! You look great.

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  13. you look AMAAAZING!

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  14. I love your dress, especially with the orange suede moto jacket. Fabulous!

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  15. Cidell is right about those squats!!! I won't be grumbling whenever I do mine now. You are such an inspiration!!

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    1. LOL! Thanks Paulinakoss!

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  16. That is a fabulous dress and you look fabulous. I had not looked twice at that pattern but now I need to buy it.

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    1. I consider this one a hidden jewel! Thanks Lori!

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  17. That dress looks awesome on you! I love the jacket also.

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  18. This looks FANTASTIC on you!

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  20. When it works why not make it again.Great outfit.

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    1. That's my thought too! Thanks Kelly!

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  21. You had me at the first shoe picture!! I am admittedly a shoe-a-holic!

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  22. Love, love, love this dress (and your black version). this pattern has been on my "do I want this" list since it came out... and it's strictly for that dress. I may have to cave and pick it up at the next sale.

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    1. You should totally get it! Thanks Ramona!

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  23. Beautfiul dress. You look gorgeous!

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  24. You've sold me on making a turtleneck dress - this pattern is in my sewing queue now!

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    1. It's a great staple to have! Thanks Lucinda!

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  25. That is outstanding dress. you are looking fabulous with this dress.
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