Monday, September 03, 2018

A Splash of Blue to Welcome September: A Review of Vogue 9329

I live in Minnesota, and September signals the unofficial end of summer...sigh.  The weather will fluctuate between hot and muggy and cool (cold) and windy.  Of course, that can happen here in the middle of July too, LOL.

Since I’m out quite ready to say goodbye to summer, I’m quickly stitching up some of my colorful fabrics that I will use to slowly transition into the fall/winter season.Such as this bold blue and white abstract animal print!
Vogue 9329 Dress Pattern Review on Sharon Sews sewing blog
This is is a new pattern release, Vogue 9329. The Marci Tilton pullover dress design features a handkerchief hemline, cut-on sleeves (two lengths), and pockets.
It's not obvious from the pattern envelope, but the dress is designed to have a partial contrast back. You can see it in the line drawings. I eliminated the contrast.  Instead I took the back pattern piece, folded it in half, and cut one back piece on the fabric fold.
 I like that the pockets are single layer and stitched in place to the front of the dress. I finished the edge of the pocket, pinned it in place, and used a contrasting thread color to baste it in place.
Vogue 9329 Dress Pocket Detail on Sharon Sews sewing blog
 Vogue 9329 Dress Pocket Detail on Sharon Sews sewing blog
I then stitched on the right side of the dress just to the side of the basting.The contrasting color made it easy to remove the basting after the pocket was stitched in place.
Vogue 9329 Dress Pocket Detail on Sharon Sews sewing blog
The dress is described as close fitting through the bust.  I checked the finished bust measurement printed on the pattern and decided to add two inches. I used a pivot and slide method so there is no dart.  It provided enough extra room so that the knit doesn't pull across my bustline.

The sleeves are cut-in-one with the bodice.  I choose to sew the shorter sleeves, which hit just at my elbow. The sleeves are finished with a band (meant to be contrasting fabric). The neckline is finished with an interfaced facing that is topstitched in place one inch from the neckline. The pattern provides good instructions for mitered corners on the hem.  I'm not sure exactly what I did wrong, but my miters are not as nice as I would like them to be.
Vogue 9329 Dress Pattern Review on Sharon Sews sewing blog
The ITY knit fabric was one I picked up about three years ago from SR Harris Fabric . I'm glad I decided to not sew what I had originally planned (knit top and wide leg pants) as I really like the fabric in this dress!
Vogue 9329 Dress Pattern Review on Sharon Sews sewing blog
If you follow Carlos Vogue Pattern designer on Instagram, he shared a black stretch velvet version of this dress as one of his "closer look of this pattern" posts. It was lovely and I plan to sew myself one to wear this winter with tights and boots.






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5 comments:

  1. Cute dress! I like seeing some of MT's patterns made up as the line drawings don't do it for me. Your dress looks lovely on you and love that blue color.

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  2. I knew I should have gotten this pattern! It looks FANTASTIC!!!!

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  3. You continue to amaze me with your skills Sharon. I think it's so impressive to be able to design and redesign as you do. Your able to get exactly what you want and enjoy the process as well.
    This is a beautiful dress. The velvet version sounds delicious!!

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  4. That was me again. Your pal Jude!

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  5. I absolutely LOVE your dress! Your fabric choice was perfect for this pattern. What a great idea to cut the back piece on the fold to eliminate the contract back. I'm surprised that Vogue did not give that option. I have this pattern and can't wait to try it.

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