Vogue 8939 - Turtleneck Striped Midi Dress!

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Vogue 8939 - Turtleneck Striped Midi Dress! Erica Bunker DIY Style
Every now and then, you have to pull out an oldie but goodie. And that's what Vogue 8939 is for me. I made this dress back in 2014, in a solid black ponte.
Vogue 8939 - Turtleneck Striped Midi Dress! Erica Bunker DIY Style
Like I previously said, Vogue 8939 (currently out-of-print), is an interesting pattern, being that if you weren't looking for this design you would totally miss it on the pattern envelope. The pattern was just that bad and probably why it's no longer in print. 
I was inspired by Tika Sumpter's DVF Finn Dress
Vogue 8939 - Turtleneck Striped Midi Dress! Erica Bunker DIY Style
I found this Bulgarian Red/Blue Barcode Striped Stretch Rayon Jersey Knit from Mood Fabrics that was pretty perfect. I really like the colorway. I thought that the weight of the fabric would be too lightweight, kind of like flimsy t-shirt weight knit. But it's not. It's a bit lighter than a ponte, but has a heavy enough hand that I don't feel "see-through".
Vogue 8939 - Turtleneck Striped Midi Dress! Erica Bunker DIY Style
Just like with my original dress, I added 12" to the length to achieve that midi length. And 2" to the length of the sleeves.
Vogue 8939 - Turtleneck Striped Midi Dress! Erica Bunker DIY Style
Matching the print at the seams was pretty simple because it's a bold enough print that it was pretty effortless.
Vogue 8939 - Turtleneck Striped Midi Dress! Erica Bunker DIY Style
I wanted my collar to be solid black, so I used a ponte remnant that was in my stash.
Vogue 8939 - Turtleneck Striped Midi Dress! Erica Bunker DIY Style
I wore it on Christmas Eve as I was running my last minute errands and picking up additional groceries. I don't sew a lot of knits and every time I make something that I love, I always question why? This was such a quick and easy dress to sew and even easier to wear. So, I'm feeling like I'll be making a conscious effort to create more garments made of jersey.

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10 comments

  1. It's a beautiful dress and I love the stripe match throughout the garment.

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  2. I love this striped fabric and this pattern. Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  3. This looks cozy! I love the stripes, they really make the dress.

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  4. That is such a cute winter/fall dress! And it looks so comfortable to wear, I love to see picture of your details because you are so immaculate in your makes. Have you watched The Great British Sewing Bee? you are decidedly more advanced than the participants but it’s really fun to watch.

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    1. Thank you so much! I’ve watched the episodes I could find on YouTube. I’m patiently waiting on new season.

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  5. OMG! This is my kind of dress! Can you say FABULOUS!!

    Kimberly Wilkes

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