Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Vogue 9329~ A Marcy Tilton Dress in Stretch Velvet

In 2018 I sewed this dress out of an ITY knit (blogged about here) and liked it so much that I sewed another using a Liverpool knit. After that I tucked the pattern away.

Earlier this month I was going through my fabrics, and came across this pink stretch velvet that has been sitting in my stash for far too long. I decided to use the velvet to sew a dress to wear to Christmas Eve service.

Vogue 9329 Marcy Tilton dress design sewn in pink stretch velvet worn by sharon sews
The pattern, Vogue 9329, is a Marcy Tilton design from 2018. It's rated easy (and this is indeed easy to sew) and is described as a pullover dress, close fitting through the bust, with pockets and sleeve length variations.
 

It's designed to have a partial contrast back, but I didn't do that. The back is all pink just like the front. 

The first time I sewed this dress, I had altered the pattern for a full bust. I knew this stretch velvet had less stretch than the ITY knit, so I added an additional 1 inch in the bust area. 

Vogue 9329 Marcy Tilton dress design sewn in pink stretch velvet worn by sharon sews

Although it's not obvious in these photos, I need even more room in the bust.  It feels tight and the dress is pulling across my back.  

When the pattern says two-way stretch with 50% cross grain I guess they mean it :-)  This fabric is closer to a 35% stretch. 

Vogue 9329 Marcy Tilton dress design sewn in pink stretch velvet worn by sharon sews

One thing I appreciate about this dress is the pockets. they are in the side seam, but top stitched in place to the front of the dress. Which means they don't flop around inside the dress.

Normally with velvet I would baste, baste, baste (by hand) before topstitching. But I had recently watched a YouTube video with Linda Lee (Sewing Workshop) and she mentioned using Sulky KK 2000 Temporary Spray Adhesive instead of basting the seams of velvet. Well, I had taken a Sulky Instructor course online during the stay-at-home in 2020 and just happened to have some on hand,  It worked beautifully! 

Vogue 9329 Marcy Tilton dress design sewn in pink stretch velvet worn by sharon sews

I do love this design, but am not happy with the fit in the bust area.  I posted on Instagram and received advice to let it spend time in the "magic closet" as I might like it better in a few weeks.  That is indeed where this pink dress is hanging out for the time being.  Time will tell if she gets worn by me or donated for someone else to love.

Vogue 9329 Marcy Tilton dress design sewn in pink stretch velvet worn by sharon sews

As for my Christmas Eve attire? It's a toss up between my red metallic dress with the big sleeves (blogged here) or my stretch velvet elevated lounge wear look (blogged here).  

Blessings!





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2 comments:

  1. It looks so pretty and festive, I hope it gets worn this holiday season. But of course, fit is everything and if you don't feel comfortable with the fit I won't try to convince you otherwise. I know what you mean about choosing the correct stretch content for this design. I made a black stretch velvet version with this pattern and it ended up in the donate pile. It felt too tight across the back and sleeve area for me. I haven't revisit the pattern since.

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  2. Love it! The color looks great on your and it swishes and sways, perfect for a party. I hope you get to wear yours. We've had 4 events cancel this past week and a half due to covid concerns. I hope this is over soon. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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