Vogue 2218 reveal

My sister’s dress has reached her now, so I can show the whole thing on the blog! It’s Vogue 2218, a two piece dress pattern with a lot of sleeve and neckline variations. We picked the sleeveless boat neck version.

Vogue 2218 front view

In passing, I found it really difficult to take decent photos on the dressform. Some of this is the time of year. I get up in the dark and come home in the dark at the moment; daylight is weekends only! But I think some of it is that clothes just look much better on a real body.

Vogue 2218 3/4 view

This is a good pattern. It’s very versatile and you can make it as simple or as complicated as you like. It was a long project for me because of the fabric choice but it wouldn’t have to be if made in a solid. It’s a shame it’s gone out of print.

Next time (daylight and snow permitting) pictures of a project that’s the complete opposite of this one: a quick knit dress in an alarmingly sparkly fabric. I’m all about the frosting.


15 thoughts on “Vogue 2218 reveal

  1. I opened this up and recognized the pattern right away! It’s a great pattern with a lot of potential. You made your sister an awesome dress! I’m sure she was so grateful to receive it.

  2. Love this! I just ordered the pattern from ebay. Thanks for sharing. I have been wanting to sew a similar project and had not seen this pattern!!! Hope mine turns out as nice as yours.

  3. I want a sister like you! hehe, the suit is really impressive and it has a look like “Mad Men”, great job! I love it!

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