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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