Vogue 8825- I feel like a chubby Bond Girl

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007Every now and then I break out of my gaudy floral/animal print cocoon and try to channel something more swanky. This pattern had me fantasizing about racing around roof tops and flipping my hair seductively by a baccarat table.8825Since these are all occupations I regularly indulge in, I bought Vogue 8825 immediately. I love it! I love how the neckline feels fancy but is not constricting or annoying- I love the 400 foot sash tie (so does the cat by the way, I’ve caught her swinging on them in the closet twice now- got to remember to close that door) I think this is a great pattern for multiple shapes. Thats good, because I seem to be built in multiple shapes. Even tho I chose a woven material, I was able to skip the zipper and still shimmy into it, like a Bond girl into a spandex diving suit.  I was initially nervous when I saw some of my fav sewistas had made it- I was worried that ripply me would pale in comparison (I pale alot you know) but I really feel very good in this. It went together like it was a plan and I came very close to using a solid color fabric on it. Seriously- did you even know they would sell that to me?88251Here I am at a charity event for work- the husband was working the camera that evening for the hosts and I finagled him into taking some shots of his lady wifelyness in my togs while I- oh, who am I trying to fool! Surely you all recognize the internationally feared German assassin known only by the moniker ‘TANNENBAUM”!! Her deadly accuracy with poisoned ornamental throwing balls is legend-ary!88252I just know the microfilm is around her somewhere- perhaps my contact Rudy has some vital world safety info to impart to me…..I sense danger- I’d better blend in with the crowd before my cover is blown.88253I shouldn’t without pain of death reveal the names of the other Vogue 8825 operatives in the Field, but Ruth, Miss Celie, Sew Wil, Jess and The Mahogany Stylist   have all saved many a life and country in their versions! Selfless and lovely, aren’t they?

photo credits: meadhawg, pattern review, google images

68 thoughts on “Vogue 8825- I feel like a chubby Bond Girl

    Donna said:
    December 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Gorgeousness! I am dying of envy now. ;)

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      You could be recruited for secret duty too!

    Anne W said:
    December 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I think that looks really good on you, almost solid colour and all! The pattern works well too, so well done!

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      Oh, thank you so much- I really waffled on this- after seeing everyone else looking so slinky!

    sometimessewist said:
    December 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Love it! The fit is awesome, and the color is to die for – you look fabulous!

    Plus, you used a woven for a pattern that calls for a 4 way knit, which I’m pretty sure qualifies you as a Bond girl double agent. ;)

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      Sorry if I revealed your status!! You looked so good in yours!

        sometimessewist said:
        December 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm

        Aww, shucks. Thanks for the shout out!

    Konnie Kapow! said:
    December 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Wow looks great, the colour really suits you. Love the bag too! Good to see someone using a woven for a knit pattern because I’ve been limbering up to do that very thing! x

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      Normally I dont break rules so successfully!

    Tulle and Tweed said:
    December 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    There you go again making me splatter my tea over my laptop! You really have a way with words.
    This is very nice and suits you perfectly, great colour and fabric, though I see you more of a louche femme fatal with your cigarette holder and your minions fawning at your feet! But that’s just me!

    lovely job

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 8, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      Unfortunately 3 dachshunds and a fainting couch do not exude glamour….sigh….

    Sewbussted said:
    December 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Bond would be LUCKY to have you as a Bond girl!! Fab-u-lous outfit!! You look wonderful.

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      Now if I only had my own stunt pilot…..

    oonaballoona said:
    December 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    that is seriously stunning on you. you KILL in red.

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      But in a liscensed, government sanctioned way, of course….

    liza jane said:
    December 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Beeauuutiful! That rusty red is such a lovely color on you. And it is almost solid! I’m amazed ;) And just so you know, I have ALWAYS wanted to be a Bond girl. Seriously. With big hair, cat eye liner and a fringy 60’s shift dress. Do you think I could pull it off while pregnant? My name could be Belly Galore.

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      THAT IS THE BEST BOND GIRL EVER!!!! A vixen with deadly hormones- she entices you with her nurturing side, then goes for the kill!

      KC said:
      December 8, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      Belly Galore! That’s great!

    Erin Cumming said:
    December 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Wowza! You look fantastic. I’m a sucker for patterned fabric too, but I’m glad you used a solid. It’s perfect.

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 9, 2012 at 11:34 am

      maybe I can do subtlety, who’da thunk it?

    Mary said:
    December 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    stylish but festive, subdued print but a knckout color=>excellent!

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 9, 2012 at 11:35 am

      I really don’t do ‘holiday’ clothes- maybe I have a go-to now!

    Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said:
    December 8, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    lovely and perfect for the holidays. I can’t wait to sew up that pattern as well.

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 9, 2012 at 11:37 am

      You will love it!!!

    rosyragpatch said:
    December 8, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    You look lovely!

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 9, 2012 at 11:39 am

      Oh, thank you!

    carolinascallin said:
    December 8, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    FABULOUS! Love you in red :) Wonderful job – it’s great on you.

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 9, 2012 at 11:39 am

      Red is my new element of surprise!

    Ruth said:
    December 8, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    You look fantastic – really! A good solid colour, excellent sewing and the cutest Mickey clutch to highlight the red. All good Bond girls know how to accessorise – just think of Ursula Andress – knife-belt and bikini. Mickey clutch and secret weapon?

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 9, 2012 at 11:40 am

      I hope I never get too mature for the Disney Couture….that can’t happen, right?

    Denise Calhoun said:
    December 8, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Ms. Moneypenny would be so proud. And I find comparing myself to the gorgeosity of The Mahogany Stylist to ALWAYS be a losing prop.

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 9, 2012 at 11:41 am

      You are so right- I am working on a vintage Butterick that The Mahogany one did now and it is a daunting act to follow!!!

    catherinedaze said:
    December 8, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    The shade of red is absolutely perfect on you. Brilliant!

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 9, 2012 at 11:42 am

      Psst- the next Wearable Wednesday makes me think of you- in a good way, I swear!

    Kat H said:
    December 8, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Oooooh, pretty! That colour is fabulous on you. :-)

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 9, 2012 at 11:43 am

      Thank you, thank you!

    gingermakes said:
    December 8, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    This looks so great on you! Bond Girl, indeed! I love it!

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 9, 2012 at 11:44 am

      Join us! You’d look amazing!

    KC said:
    December 8, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    “Thats good, because I seem to be built in multiple shapes.”

    I’m rolling on the floor! Your blog is always such a treat. And the dress is gorgeous!

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 9, 2012 at 11:45 am

      Hey, I feel it is my duty to take one for the stylishly plump with my creations!

    sewbusylizzy said:
    December 8, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I adore this pattern and I would be a must for me but in Agent Sandy Feet’s life the need for long sleeves is very limited…
    Love the sash BTW you look like a lovely present, perhaps you should languidly lie beneath the Christmas tree with a martini. And I haven’t seen the other dresses but who cares, you look fabulous. James would be shaken & stirred if he spotted you in the bar!

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 9, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Could I actually remove the surly look from Mr Craig? That would be something!

    BeaJay said:
    December 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Great dress – the colour is fabulous on you. Love it.

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 9, 2012 at 11:49 am

      I may haunt the red aisles more now- since you’ve assured me I don’t look like another redheaded orphan….

    sewbusylizzy said:
    December 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Wow that’s amazing. I love sand art, it’s temporary but I think that’s what makes it so special

    sewbusylizzy said:
    December 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    What a fabulous idea!

    Seraphinalina said:
    December 8, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I love that, it really suits you.

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 9, 2012 at 11:49 am

      It’s almost a mature garment, isn’t it?

    Mary in FL said:
    December 8, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    I love the red! Did you know that it looks a little big on you, which means it looks like you’ve been losing weight?

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 9, 2012 at 11:50 am

      Oh, Mary- Santa needs to be extra good to you this year!!!

    Tia Dia said:
    December 9, 2012 at 4:05 am

    You beat me to it! I have this cut and awaiting free sewing time. I love your almost-a-solid version. The colour is smashing on you! I have passed on to you the One Lovely Blog award, if you would like the button it is here http://mezzocouture.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/happy-belated-birthday-giveaway/

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 9, 2012 at 11:51 am

      Oh, you are too kind!

    carol said:
    December 9, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Red is great on you! This really looks lovely. I, too, have this in my sewing queue but it will have to wait until winter now. I’m always late to the party.

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 9, 2012 at 11:52 am

      It’s worth the wait- I hope you get to it!

    Pella said:
    December 9, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Red is decidedly your colour, dress a knock out too.

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      Oh thank you! I think we all need one!

    Amanda said:
    December 9, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Not going to lie… as soon as I started reading this the Bond music was in my head. I like the way you have lined up the Christmas tree to be a human shield. One does not want bullet holes in such a glorious piece! Love it!

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 10, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Aw, was it that obvious that tree was my foolish pawn? Ive got to get a better poker, err..baccarat face!

    missjoiedevivre said:
    December 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Wowza this looks HOT on you. What a gorgeous make. Definitely perfect for doing the tango before leaping out of a plane.

    I’m so very pleased you found me so I could find you. I’m loving your blog.

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      How did you know how our office parties ended?? Im glad you’re here!

        missjoiedevivre said:
        December 13, 2012 at 7:51 am

        Hopefully this makes you gladder! Congratulations (I think!) You’ve won my Pattern Pyramid giveaway. Send me your postal address to jwintour at clear dot net dot nz and I’ll get it to you soon!

        prttynpnk responded:
        December 13, 2012 at 10:19 am

        Oooh! Much gladness!!!

    Magical Effects of Thinking said:
    December 11, 2012 at 4:38 am

    I bought that pattern a couple of weeks ago and look at as I drift to dreamland. I’ve got to find some super material. It looks so great on you and the other blogger that you supplied links too. And, from what I read it was a breeze to make. I like your tunic version, I was thinking of the dress one. Now, I’m getting excited between this and an animal print coat. Hmmm. Thanks for the inspiration. Again!

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 11, 2012 at 5:00 am

      Its the circle of life, right?

    goodbyevalentino said:
    December 11, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    R E D is Y O U R color! Great tunic!

    symondezyn said:
    December 14, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Oooh what a great make! I love the colour, and the style is so chic… very very well done, Ms Bond Girl!! ^__^

    puu said:
    December 14, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    tannenbaum is looking pretty deadly there! but you look well able to keep the country safe. :-)

      prttynpnk responded:
      December 14, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      I do what I can….

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