If you are a part of any sewing online community you’ve already seen this dress all over Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or blogs. It seems everyone has been making Vogue 9253 this summer!
Many may pass over this dress due to the the cleavage baring neckline but this can be easily modified. You can either cross the front bodice pieces over each other creating a slightly wrapped bodice or you can sew the bodice pieces together at the center front to shorten the deep V.
Have you sewn this pattern? Is it on your to sew list?
Pattern: Vogue 9253
Pattern Description: Semi-fitted back zipper opening, attached self-tie and length variations. Plunging neckline
Sizing: XS-M and L-XXL, I sewed a medium
Fabric Used: Ikat print ITY from Fabric Mart (sold out – see similar)
Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very
Likes: Plunging neckline, maxi length, dolman sleeve
Pattern alterations or any design changes made: I omitted the bias tape and zipper and added an elastic casing and belt loops.
Would I sew it again? Yes I want to make the midi version out of the suggest challis.
Would I recommend it to others? Definitely.
Conclusion: Great caftan-esqe dress pattern for summer that can be transitioned into fall. I also believe depending on fabric choice this can go from swim cover-up to semi-formal gown.