Floral Challis Belted Dress – Vogue 8915


I love my virtual sewing sisterhood!!! One of my sewsisters gifted me with this (and 18 other) patterns. She had been lucky enough to stumble upon a massive 300+ pattern find and was giving away the duplicates. Isn’t that sweet?! Vogue 8915 is one of the patterns I picked because it looked like a comfy easy breezy summer dress.Thankfully I was right!


This floral challis fabric caught my eye as I was shopping online and I ordered it. I as surprised by the scale when it arrived but I still liked the pattern and it had a nice feel. I didn’t have a project in mind when I ordered this fabric. My mind first went to a maxi dress or a maxi skirt to show off the scale of the pattern. Then I considered B5886 as it has been on my To-Sew list for a while, but I was concerned that the scale of the pattern would get lost in the smaller pieces and pleating. Finally I thought “Hey, what was in that package of patterns I just received?”. V8915 jumped out at me. Even though I was a little concerned that the pattern was too busy for this simple pattern I decided to go for it and I think it turned out great!


Pattern Description: Loose-fitting pullover top or dress with self belt, tapered leg pant with elasticized waist. pants and dress have pockets

Sizing: XS-MED, L-XXL

Difficulty: 1/Easy

Fabric Used: Bold Floral Rayon Challis from Fashion Fabric Club

Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy

Likes: I liked that the pattern was just two pieces plus a belt.

Dislikes: None!

Pattern alterations or any design changes made: None this time.

Would I sew it again? I definitely will.

Would I recommend it to others? Yup

Conclusion: An effortlessly chic dress!

Total Cost: Technically this dress was free as I purchased this fabric with the giftcard from my Pattern Review Travel contest win and the pattern was gifted to me. However if I had purchased the pattern and fabric the cost would have been $18.38.

1 Vogue pattern $ 4.99*
2-1/4yd Rayon Challis @$5.95/yd = $13.39