It’s a Wrap…DRESS + V9251 Pattern Review

So I did a thing… I MADE my very FIRST wrap dress!!! I have wanted a wrap dress for so long, matter of fact I bought one at F21 and it was entirely too short in the front so I turned it into a swimsuit cover-up. Needless to say I needed to make my own so it could be what I WANTED and I am beyond proud of this one. While making it I experienced so many “firsts” like having to use seam binding, narrow hem and completed the looooongest hem of life.

I am so in love with the way the bodice hugs my waist and the skirt flows freely over my hips! I am also in love with this GORGEOUS fabric choice I made. At first, when I came across this particular fabric I thought there was too much white in the fabric and not enough colors….glad I didn’t go with my first thought! When my shipment arrives I was head over heals for this floral print, so much that I immediately started to think about the other color combo that it comes in and how I could make two wrap dresses with the different variations. Thank you, Mood Designer Fabrics you have done it again!

Pattern Review of  Vogue 9251

Pattern Description: Misses’ wrap dresses with ties, sleeves and length variations

Fabric Used: Rayon Jersey from Mood Fabric found here (and it comes in two colors…I plan to make this dress with this print as well)

Pattern Sizing: I cut a size 12 but I usually use size 12 for the bodice and 14 for the lower half. Since I was using a fabric that had some stretch I wanted to make sure the bodice would fit because I knew the skirt portion would be fine around all 38.5” of my hips!

Likes/ Dislikes: I love EVERYTHING about this pattern! My favorite part is the fullness of the wrap skirt!

Skill Level: I honestly think that anyone who knows the basic of sewing and has a  little patience can master this pattern! The envelope does say very easy and I agree it just takes a little patience for things like the hem. I enjoyed learning the new skills during this make and I look forward to putting this pattern into heavy rotation.

Alterations/Changes: Although the pattern envelope says it can be made with lightweight jersey I chose to go down a size due to the amont of stretch in the fabric I chose. I learned that if I make this dress again with a jersey knit I am going to go down one more size to get the fit that I want.

Would you sew it again? I most definitely will.

Stay Classy and Stylish…until next time!



  1. August 8, 2017 / 2:00 am

    This is so stunning! I have been wanting a wrap dress for a while now too but have yet to find something that fits me the way I want it to. I’m still quite a beginner but will definitely try this one out thanks to your inspiration!

      August 12, 2017 / 9:36 pm

      You are welcome! Definitely try it…I know it seems like I have sewn a lot but that was actually my FIRST Vogue pattern and whenever I got lost I asked some, googled it or went to YouTube! Feel free to message me on IG if you ever get stuck! <3

  2. August 8, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    I found your blog post thru FB. I just had to come and tell you how gorgeous that dress is and how it looks amazing as all get out on you.

    I agree that all that white would have made me nervous before starting, but on you, it just looks so nice.

    I hope Vogue patterns are easier to sew than their knitting patterns are to knit, LOL

      August 12, 2017 / 9:30 pm

      Awwww THANK YOU! It was as easy as the envelope implies but it definitely took lots of patience! And ooooh knitting sounds so fun I want to learn how to crochet then knit next!

  3. Andrea
    May 31, 2018 / 5:36 pm

    Did you line the dress?

      June 1, 2018 / 8:13 am

      Yes, the pattern instructions has you line the bodice.

  4. March 3, 2019 / 9:14 pm

    Hi there! I am sewing this dress now but having such a hard time with the tie. How did you understand the final step?

      March 4, 2019 / 10:52 am

      Yay for making this wrap dress! I am going to take a look at the directions when I get home, but what exactly are you having issues with? Using seam binding?

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