Friday, July 7, 2017

Bohemian, meets Royalty in this DIY Dress [Sew What? Series Vogue 9253]

[DIY Dress Vogue 9253 was made for and modeled by my daughter Mori]

Can we talk about this pattern? I'm not really a Vogue Pattern type of gal but this  Vogue 9253 was "WOW" I have seen several versions of this dress and those who are not open to the barely there front cover-up can modify the front for more coverage.

Both lengths are fabulous and the maxi length just hit the right place for Mori to wear flat sandals. Mori is 5.7" and if she had to wear heels with this dress that would be a deal breaker because she likes her maxi to hit the ground with heels on. So remember to make sure the maxi is the correct length for your taste.

When Fabric Mart put this Floral Print Shantung - Maggy London fabric on the website I grabbed it up quick! [And yes it's all gone, sorry peeps] but Fabric Mart is always adding new fabrics to their collections on a daily basis. The Challis prints they have are great options for this pattern. I made my original post for Fabric Mart but when the garment exceeds my own expectations, I have to post it twice!!



So I did a little hacking if you can call it that, by adding trim to the neckline and sleeves. I knew that I wanted to bring in another pattern for this floral print. I bought a few trims to choose from and  it was a tough choice between a black and white gingham and this stripe but the black and white stripe trim won. 
Now that the front was sewn to the back I wanted to add the trim before I closed up the sides. I measured up four inches from the end of the sleeve and this was the placement for the trim, make sure that when you close the sleeve the trim matches up at your seam.
The rest of the construction was easy peazy, after-all this is a Very Easy Vogue pattern!


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    1. Yup it's all about the drama with this one.

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  2. Perfect combination of pattern, trim and fabric. Absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful work, as usual 8-).

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  3. Loving this! That trim really sets it off. Kinda rockin' a '70s vibe. You would look great in something like this Michelle--with your signature headwrap (think about it Sis).

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  4. Michelle, Michelle Michelle! Yes this fabric is everything! I almost didn't recognize the pattern and had to look again! The stripes kicked it off with just the right touch! I love it and Mori looks great as always! You got me wanting to make this one again!
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    Shari
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  5. This gown (and it IS a gown--"dress" doesn't cut it!) is exquisite! Rarely am I disappointed to have missed out on a fabric, but this is one of those times now that I've seen it in action. ;-) The trim you picked really sets it apart: it was an inspired choice. Amazing work, Michelle!

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    1. Thanks Abbey, I knew this fabric was special and I had to have it, the pattern was a bonus!

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  6. Another stunner. Do you take all of the photos yourself? They look like something out of Vogue magazine!

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    1. Thanks Peggy, yes I take all my own pictures and edit them.

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  7. Oh my my Michelle....impeccably beautiful.

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  8. Oh my. Absolutely gorgeous. And the jewelry looks like it was made to match. Stunning.

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    1. OMG Angela let me tell you how I went to the back of my jewelry box for this necklace. I had forgotten about it and we almost had to make a run to the store to get something. And it worked out better than I could have imagined.

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  9. Stunning! Print, trim, fit, all absolutely perfect. I keep scrolling back through the pics and my jaw drops every time.

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  10. NappliyRooted (Brandi)July 7, 2017 at 10:53 PM

    I so love Mori in this dress..... You did an awesome job and love the stripes, it makes it pop. Keep them coming Queen.

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  11. Michelle, this is too beautiful for words. You really brought amazing creativity by adding that trim to this print. You amaze me with your incredible ability to mix patterns. Mori looks stunning in this dress. The color is so gorgeous and that statement necklace. OMGosh! I love everything about this! Amazing work sew sister!

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    1. Thanks Anita, that's what I love about making clothes I can paint my canvas with any color/print I want and it's unique to me.I sometimes loose the battle but learn in the process.

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  12. Another winner! I love the trim. Great accent to the print.

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  13. STUNNING! I was reluctant to mark this as read in my bloglovin' because I loved seeing it every time I opened my page! Your daughter looks gorgeous! The dress looks gorgeous! The use of trim is awesome! The accessories...amazing! I just love it all!

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    1. Thanks so much Sue, the fabric was awesome on it's own but I think that trim took it to another level. [psssst..... I too keep looking at these pics!]

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  14. Your version is way better than on the pattern envelope as well as your choice of fabric selection (shantung instead of challis) and use of trim, this unique vision would be best suited at least in the front editorial section of the Vogue Pattern Catalog as a standout!

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    1. Thanks Mich, I agree just let Vogue Pattern Magazine know about that!

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  15. I am blown away by your fabric and pattern choices. I have been thinking about getting this pattern for a few weeks but when I saw what you did...well i ordered it and it's on its way to me.
    Your work is inspirational
    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Sincerely
    Diane

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    1. Awesome!!!!You can't go wrong with this pattern!

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    1. OMG this is too funny! It's about 1:30 am, I just came up from sewing and I sat in front of the TV and turned on Unsung and they were doing the story on Wyclef. I already knew that you were one of the originals and they showed you and Lauren. I said let me check the blog real quick and "BAM" guess who left me a comment! Thank you!!

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  17. this dress is absolutely stunning. I wish I could sew like this!

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    1. Thanks Giselle and you can this was an easy dress!

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  18. I just looked at the McCalls blog today and there is a sewing competition for this pattern on the website. If it was up to me I would say you are the winner already.

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    1. Thanks Mich you are so kind, I just saw it!

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  19. Oh Michelle, you've created a masterpiece with this one. Everything is perfection. I would never have thought of that trim with that fabric in a million years. And wham bam, they were made to be together. Just like the dress and Mori. And your location shots, the jewelry, everything absolutely stunning. I have to rest my eyes after this one...

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    1. Well I'm glad you think so Pao! This fabric was perfect for this pattern and the rest fell into place.

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  20. This fabric is everythinggggg. This outfit is my life. Lawd.

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  21. This will be my first time using a vouge pattern. I'm very thankful to have your lovely pics to use as a guide. Your blog is wonderful! Your taste in fabric, styling, photo effects, everything... Equals African Queen! I'm truely wowed by you!

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    1. Vogue are not beginner friendly patterns but their easy patterns are great, so you picked a winner to start with.

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  22. They are having a contest on the McCalls blog site. Best version of this pattern wins! May as well try for it, right?

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  23. Congratulations on creating the most outstanding entry and winning the contest! Well done! I can't wait to see what you do next.....

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