Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Vogue 9371 in a Border Print

This fabric purchased in October 2018 plus a newly issued Vogue Pattern made this dress ~


The Vogue 9371 pattern is in the Summer 2019 release from Vogue Patterns. I loved the idea of the shirtdress unbelted and floating free. Just the kind of look I'm desiring this summer.

My fabric is a border print that I purchased from Fabric Mart. Originally bought to make a shirt. However, it didn't work with my pattern pieces so I put it back on the shelf.

I pulled it out again when I saw this pattern. I knew it would make a wonderful maxi. I cut this out in a size 22 and made no alterations to the pattern though honestly I should have added a few inches to the bottom of the pattern pieces. I was a little disappointed when I sewed it together and realized that it wasn't grazing the floor.

Normally I have a few in-progress photos but since I made this at Sew Camp, there are none. It was an easy sew. Nothing complicated about the instructions or assembling the dress. The fabric was the only challenging part ~ cutting it to most effectively highlight the fabric. Thankfully that was done at home before heading to Sew Camp.

I wanted some larger white buttons and had none that fit the bill in the button stash. Unbelievably, I found some at WalMarts in PA where we stopped to purchase some things. The buttons are a plastic white floral that coordinate with the fabric and at 88 cents for a card of 4, a real bargain!

Some Pictures ~






Finally I will sew this again.  However, I'm going to make some alterations to the pattern to give the dress a little more swing. I'm using some of the pattern's design ease to fit my body. Also I think a softer/less crisp fabric will give me the drapy look I want. I will lengthen the pattern pieces to make it a true maxi too. Hopefully the maxidress from this pattern, will make an appearance before the summer is over. Another one will be perfect for those hot, hazy August days.

...as always more later!




13 comments:

  1. This dress is lovely and I like the length...very on trend and flattering on you!

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  2. Looks wonderful! I like the length.

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  3. You sure know how to work a border print! So pretty, and I also like the length :-)

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  4. Sometimes I have to wait until you make up a pattern to see the potential in it. This dress really makes that pattern sing. And with those cute buttons, the floppy hat and sandals - you'll be the belle of the ball all summer! g

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  5. You've really opened my eyes to ways to use border prints! This is such a great look - and I love how happy you look in your photos

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  6. I like that length on you! This dress came out so pretty! A swingy fabric would make a great maxi; you sure do know how to make your fabrics and patterns work together perfectly. And I still have to chuckle over the lady with zillions of buttons finding the perfect ones at the Walmart near Fabric Mart.

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  7. Love this dress on you, the length and the fabric. What a great summer look!

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  8. Your surface design placement is THE BEST. I am still dithering on the gooseberry linen digital print I bought because you bought it (at the last SewExpo you came to) because the placement of the berry bunches is throwing me off. I am going to channel this approach into that dilemna, and I smell a chicken dinner winner.
    OOOOOOOOH

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  9. that is a lovely dress! the details are great. I envy your talent and your time!!

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  10. You are Art in Motion, my dear! I'm going to save this dress for my inspirations for future sewing when I stop sewing for brides. Vertical stripes rule!!!

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  11. Wow! I love your dress! You are the master at fabric placement and have inspired me to look at border prints more closely! I know you were wanting more of a maxi-dress length; however, this dress is gorgeous and you make it look good just the way it is! Once again, you have out done yourself! Keep it coming!

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  12. Gorgeous so crisp and cool and all the better for a flash of ankle @aliceandcopatterns

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  13. You have such a creative mind, what a genius way to use a border print. I like the length!

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