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!