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!
Pattern: 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!
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!Stay tuned for more blog posts! See you all soon!