I pert near died to get my hands on this Vogue 9100 dress pattern. Why I even sewed a bust mock-up to make sure the bust area fit properly. Yaw’ll know I hate making muslins. Thankfully I did the right thing where this frock is concerned and persevered through it.
The pattern came with multi-sized bodices which was cool. I cut out the “D” version and armed with Create the Perfect Fit: Measuring and Pattern Fitting for Real Sewing Solutions by Joi Mahon I took a pinch skosh in at the upper back area. I thought I was something after that.
The weekend was so busy fun I did not get a shot of me in the dress. Well, I did get a bit of it in the photo with one of my besties the other day. Here’s the project stats:
- Fabric: Thrifted bed sheet, approximately $2.00
- Zipper: from stash
- Level of difficulty: Easy Vogue
- Remake: More than likely. I love the yellow, black, and white fabric on the pattern envelope
One thing about this project, even after making a muslin and thinking it fit I am not entirely happy with the bust area. I would like to try this again with the “C” cup and see what gives. I wore this with a full figure brassiere and as you can see part of the bra shows, grrrr. That was annoying while wearing my dress. Now, I could wear another style bra that I have been sporting lately but it does not support as well as this one. I’ll bet it would not show. More importantly, the bodice bust area feels too big. I mean, the girls seem to go on and on in this bodice! Now Mr. Lyric doesn’t agree and says they’re simply big (rolling my eyes). I keep thinking a C and 1/2 cup may fit better, LOL.
A slim belt might not be too bad of an accessory also. What do you think? Overall, I do like the dress and it was very comfortable to wear.
P.S. I had one a thrifted petticoat while wearing this frock. Honestly, I think that was the first time in my life of wearing a crinoline. My bestie commented on how large I looked but I decided the feminine feeling I had outweighed my looking big; after all, I am big.