I finished sewing my first item for the Wardrobe contest. At first started with Butterick 6213 but I had some trouble sewing it up and decided to take a break from it. So I sewed up Vogue 8817.
This pattern was very easy to sew. It took me no time at all to make it. The curved hem can be difficult but I just used Steam-a-seam 2 1/4″ along the edge and folded up the hem twice. I had no trouble that way. The pattern calls for a 1 1/4″ hem but I can see that would cause issues on the curved parts.
I found the sleeves rather snug at the top and I probably will rip the lace section with my elbow. If I do I plan on hemming the sleeves up to short sleeves with just the black part.
The top is more loose fitting than the close fitting they say it is. I usually need a bigger size for my waist and hips but I had to make no changes. It is also longer than it appears on the model. For me the loose fitting and longer length is fine, I prefer it that way.
The fabric is: Purple Rayon Spandex Jersey, Black Rayon Spandex Jersey and Black & White Printed Floral Polyester Lycra Lace. I purchased all of them from Fabric.com.