Review: Vogue 8612 | The Lip Print Neoprene Sheath Dress!

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Vogue 8612 | The Lip Print Neoprene Sheath Dress! Erica B's DIY Style!
Since I finished this dress around a week ago, I've been puzzled to death why I waited so long to make this pattern?  Because I'm madly in love with this dress!  
Vogue 8612 | The Lip Print Neoprene Sheath Dress! Erica B's DIY Style!
This is OOP Vogue 8612.  I cut the size 12 and added about 3 inches to the length.
Vogue 8612 | The Lip Print Neoprene Sheath Dress! Erica B's DIY Style!
My fabric is this adorable Pop Art Lips Digitally Printed Neoprene from Mood Fabrics that sold out almost as fast as I could add my couple of yards to my cart.  But if you like this print, it is still currently available in a poly charmeuse and poly chiffon (which would make a great kimono or a beach cover up).  As I mentioned on my Instagram, this print was a complete outside of the box selection for me.  As someone who is not the biggest fan of prints, it was just something about it that I was drawn to.  I like that the dress is full of color without being dizzily overwhelming.  It has a bold spectrum of color, yet at the same time it's subtle.  And I can look at it without getting a migraine!  And I just knew it would look great with this design.  It gives it an almost vintagey, pinup girl-esque quality.
Vogue 8612 | The Lip Print Neoprene Sheath Dress! Erica B's DIY Style!
This dress went together in less than an hour.  It has a lot of darts though, both vertical - front and back and horizontal.  And what also sped up the construction was that I omitted the lining.  It was not needed with my fabric.
Vogue 8612 | The Lip Print Neoprene Sheath Dress! Erica B's DIY Style!
For my v-neckline, I followed a construction tip from the Fashion Incubator.  And I carefully understitched so that my facing wouldn't flip back out.  And also, for my first go I noticed that my neckline was not laying flat and was a tad bit floppy.  I added additional fusible interfacing then shaped and steamed the hell out of it while on the dressform.
Vogue 8612 | The Lip Print Neoprene Sheath Dress! Erica B's DIY Style!
The dress has a 1.25" blind hem.  And I like to interface mine.
Vogue 8612 | The Lip Print Neoprene Sheath Dress! Erica B's DIY Style!
And I interfaced my vent as well.  This dress has an invisible zipper, which I could've easily left out.  This neoprene jersey has plenty of stretch.  I adore this dress and I think I will make another one, that fuchsia one on the envelope color is screaming out to me!
**Styling tip:  For me, since this was an interesting print, I decided to let it be the star.  I opted against a necklace and let the neckline and the décolletage do the accessorizing.  And I used a fuchsia clutch and turquoise pumps and earrings to pull those colors out of the dress.

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54 comments

  1. You nailed it!!! This dress is beautiful and you look fabulous in it! I love your shoes as well!

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  2. Gorgeous dress -- and might I add, your figure is amazing! Congrats! I've got to go and run out and get this pattern now.

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  3. That is a beautiful neckline for you....VERY flattering! :) Awesome work and styling, as usual!

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  4. Fabulous. What a great dress and you look amazing in it. Congrats.

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  5. Hello! Is this the print that Goodbye Valentino was on about? She said that one of the cool bloggers would use it, so I guess that's you!
    That's one great dress you've made right there, I must try neoprene, you're teaching me here, never thought you could press it? Never mind add interfacing.

    Please do a blog on time management. After I've been to work and gone to gym my sewing time is seriously cut down, I'm impressed at your productivity!

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    1. I had to go and look. It is!

      I'm not a time management expert on any level. I'm great at delegating to my husband and daughter though! If I'd rather sew than cook dinner, he can do it or pick up takeout! Simple!

      Thanks Miss J!

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  6. Lovely style for you.

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  7. Beautiful...I see a fitted white summer dress with a hint of color. I love how you styled this beauty, Erica. Great job!

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  8. You absolutely rock that dress. And your shoes.....they are to die for!

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  9. This is cute sexy dress! Beautiful on you!

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  10. Awesome! I love this print, and it's a perfect match to this formfitting sheath! You look fantastic!

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  11. Great tip on letting the dress shine! It doesn't need statement accessories, because it is the statement! The print looks great on you and I'm glad you gave it a try!

    www.StyleSewMe.com

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  12. WoW...incredible...so talented:)

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  13. Beautiful dress. You look gorgeous in it (as usual). Bravo!

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  14. Great dress and live the fabric choice!

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  15. Love Love Love

    I always have an issue when I understitch.
    Can you point me to a great tutorial on it?

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    1. Thanks Angie! Here's a great one:

      http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/07/how-to-sew-understitching/

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    2. Thanks so much.

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    3. You're welcome!

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  16. Too cute, love the bodice front at neckline!

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