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Vogue 9253 Pattern Review

v9253.jpgIf you are in the sewing world, particularly the Instagram sewing world, you may have noticed tons of fellow sewists whipping up Vogue pattern 9253.  I think it’s a beautiful design, but sometimes I try to shy away from things that everyone else is making.  Well, McCall’s Pattern Company decided to host a contest for anyone that has made the pattern, as long as they have tagged it #v9253 on social media.  That was it for me, it’s hard to pass up a chance to win something!  Plus, even if I don’t win anything, I figured I’d have another piece of clothing in my wardrobe.  So, I made the dress, and here I offer you my opinion of the pattern as well pictures of my finished make…

Pattern Description:
from Vogue Pattern website:Misses’ Deep-V Kimono-Style dresses with self tie; semi-fitted back zipper opening; attached self-tie and length variations.”

Pattern Sizing:
The pattern ranges from 4-26 and I sewed up a size 22.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, it did.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes they were, and I was surprised.  I have been avoiding Vogue patterns all this time for fear of difficulty.  However, this pattern is a “Very Easy Vogue” and it lived up to its name.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
There was nothing I disliked. I only wish there were no zipper because I want to wear it to bed but have a thing about clothing with zippers in my bed.

Fabric Used:
Rayon challis

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I did not make any pattern alterations or design changes. If I make it again, I want to raise the neckline and omit the zipper.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I would sew it again and I would recommend the pattern to others.

Conclusion: Very easy, very fun. This was the first dress I ever made and this pattern was a good one to tackle for a first.


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