The Abstract Silk Crepe Dress

printed silk crepe dress
This is Vogue 8849.  And I used view B.
printed silk crepe dress
I used this absolutely amazing abstract floral print from Mood Fabrics.
printed silk crepe dress
The fabric is called Springtime Floral Lightweight Silk Crepe.  And these pictures just doesn’t do it justice.  It was so easy to work with.  Not as lightweight as a crepe de chine.  But it still has a great amount of body and a lovely hand for draping.
printed silk crepe dress
This pattern was great to work with. Well-drafted and easy instructions. My favorite part is that this pattern is a Vogue Pattern’s “Custom Fit”.  Which means, no FBAs needed!  And it does what it’s supposed to do.
printed silk crepe dress
I made my usual alterations: lengthening by two inches. Notice that the back is extremely very drapey. This style may now be for everyone. But it’s a great wardrobe addition to anyone that wants a little drama in their lives.

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Comments


  • Hoosiermama
    July 19, 2013

    That is a beautiful fabric indeed, but since the print is clearly flowers, it can’t be called “abstract.”

    • Erica B.
      July 19, 2013

      Since I’ve never seen a flower sprout from the earth looking like one of those, I’m riding with “abstract”.

  • Rosanne
    July 19, 2013

    Gorgeous! I did a search for the pattern but what’s on Vogue’s website currently doesn’t look like this one. Was tha a misprint or is it an older pattern?

    • Erica B.
      July 19, 2013

      Roseanne, it’s Vogue 8846. Thanks!

  • Carolyn
    July 19, 2013

    Erica I wasn’t impressed with that dress when I saw it in Vogues pattern catalog but I have to say that I really like what you’ve done with it. The fabric really makes the dress sing!

  • Geneva Jones
    July 21, 2013

    I have enjoyed reviewing your pattern and fabric selections,before seeing your dress…I had purchased the abstract print and will probably try that pattern.

    • Erica B.
      July 24, 2013

      Thanks Geneva! This is really great fabric and so easy to work with!

  • Ginger
    July 23, 2013

    This is really fun! I like that you used a bright print to keep the pattern from being too serious. Nice job!

  • Peter
    July 23, 2013

    A stunning print — it looks gorgeous on you, Erica!

  • Amy
    July 26, 2013

    What a fun summer print in a great summer dress!