Finished: Forest Dress Vogue 8766

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Last year I fell in love with the forest panel print fabric and bought 3 pieces. It's a very soft jogging fabric. The pattern I used is a mix of Vogue 8766 (bodice and sleeves) and a vintage pattern from the 40s (skirt) which I used to make this dress.

I initially planned to make this dress before autumn, but I was a bit too occupied with other sewing projects I will blog about later. 

I'm really glad with how this dress turned out. I made some small alterations like omitting the darts in the sleeve head. Instead I decided to gather the sleeve cap. I tried the darts, but they became very pointy. The gathers give a better shape to the sleeve head. As always I added some length to the bodice, skirt and sleeves and took in the side seams at bust level. 

As decoration a I added two dark green buttons at the Center Front. The zipper is in the side seam, hand picked and lapped. I sewed the hem by hand with an invisible stitch. I don't really like machine stitched visible hems. And with a good series to watch it isn't that bad to do some handsewing. 

I already wore the dress and it's sooo warm and comfy! Maybe I'm going to take it with me to my trip to Iceland in March :D