Vogue 9253 Pattern Review!

Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog! It’s Saturday and I think this wonderful day deserves a pattern review. I recently bought V9253 and knew it was on my immediate to-do list. See below my entire review!

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upclosePattern: Vogue 9253

Pattern Description: Semi-fitted back zipper opening, attached self-tie and length variations.

Pattern Sizing: 4-26 (I cut a 4)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: Absolutely!

Were the instructions easy to follow?: For the most part yes, however once I connected the bodice to skirt front, it threw off the sizing. I’m not sure if I read the directions wrong or if I missed something.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?: I loved the kimono sleeves! The deep V neckline was a winner for me along with the big flowy skirt. I didn’t dislike anything from this pattern. Everything was perfect!

Fabric Used: Rayon Challis from Michael Levine’s in Los Angeles.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I altered the bodice front piece to create a more flattering look for my cleavage. I have a big chest, so certain style necklines, I have to be aware of. I cut the front skirt panel on the fold instead of not doing that. So in doing that, I had to make adjustments to the bodice front and the top of the skirt. My advice, follow directions! Don’t rush! I also added a thigh slit to add more sexiness to the dress!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?: Yes to both! I’m already planning to make more of these dresses!

Conclusion: Follow directions! Overall this pattern is a definite winner. If you’re a beginner, this pattern is pretty basic. So it’s pretty straight forward and you as a beginner shouldn’t have a problem. My suggestion is to get this pattern ASAP!! It’s so beautiful!

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This was my first complex maxi dress from Vogue and I must say, I love this dress!! I do often times have zipper installation issues, so if you have any suggestions, leave them in the comments section.  I hope you all enjoyed my post about V9253! Click the image below if you want to learn how to sew! Click here to purchase the faux over clutch!unnamedStay tuned for more blog posts! See you all soon!

New DIY Fashion Journal

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Hello everyone! Hope your day is going well! So I have a DIY for you all today!Β 

Materials:

  1. Sketchbook/ binder/ journal
  2. Printer
  3. Tape

My little brother’s girlfriend got me a new sketchbook. I have like a ton of different sketchbooks but I don’t have a “fashion journal”. I have a sewing journal but not a fashion journal for swatches, illustration pages, and etc. This journal is a 10×7 sized notebook that was purchased from Barnes and noble. So here are the pages inside my journal.


I got the pages from Designers NexusΒ and printed them according to the size of my notebook. My entire notebook has hear pages printed and taped into the book. This is useful for fashion designers! Inspiration comes from anywhere and as I designer you have to be ready! πŸ‘πŸΎ I have some blank pages for any quick sketches as well. Like I mentioned, this so great for fashion designers!

I suggest using a notebook that would be easier to carry around in your purse. I will be using this as I’m visiting fabric stores. It’s a very easy and affordable DIY! If you have some fashion journals that you’ve created, share them with me!

See you guys for another blog post! πŸ¦‹

DIY Reconstructed Button Up Crop Top

Hello Lovelies!

So first off, happy Tuesday! I am eager to share this DIY with you. As some of you may (or may not) know I am obsessed with Mimi G lol. I buy all her patterns and watch all of her tutorials. So it was only a matter of time when she posted this lovely picture

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Picture Source: Mimi G Style Team

I was gushing as usual! I had to make my own. So as soon as I saw this tutorial on Youtube, I harassed my brothers and my dad for their button down shirts. Funny thing is that I didn’t want just one, I wanted all of them lol. Of course they weren’t willing to share. So on my recent trip to Atlanta to visit my Dad, I reminded him of the shirts that I needed/wanted. Of course dad didn’t recall the convo we had prior, so I had to remind him once again what was going on. He was hesitant in sharing, so my stepmom stepped in and blessed me with one of her shirts from Ralph Lauren.

I made the cropped version of the button up shirt. I enjoy a good crop top!13912895_10210193931031903_9100354462350146730_n

What’s funny is that when I sent the outcome to my stepmom she wanted the shirt back immediately. Clearly she’s not getting it back.

I used Mimi G’s tutorialΒ for guidance. Overall, I loved how this turned out. I shall be making more of these cute little tops. Maybe next time I’ll just steal the shirts from my brothers (they have nice ones lol.)

Any who, see you lovely peeps next time for another post!

-Dyne’esha