I’ve been slowly working on this gorgeous Vintage Vogue dress V9105, a 1954 Original, for the last month or so. This was part of my Spring sewing plans for casual house dresses. While this didn’t turn out exactly how I envisioned- it’s much dressier then intended- I really love it!
I always love a dress you can twirl in!
The seam lines and side buttons were what drew me to this pattern. It reminded me a bit of the Altuzarra sweater and skirt I saw in Vogue a few months back on Penelope Cruz. I love the intricate seaming and shaping, it really gives you a beautiful hourglass shape even if you don’t have one!
I made this up in a Coral linen from Cali Fabrics (4 yds) which has a beautiful light hand. Gorgeous linen! After I started I though a bit of decorative stitching on the edge would make this pop. My Singer has a ton of decorative stitches I’ve been trying to make a point of using. I looked back at my Sewing Inspiration board for the new year and saw how similar this was looking to a Paul Poiret dress I had pinned. I decided to take it a step further and add a second row of decorative stitching and some bright cream pearlescent buttons.
Construction wise this dress is a straight size 14. I did have to take in the back seam at the upper back-which still gapes a bit. So that will be the main change I make if I make this again. I did a deeper hem then was shown as well. Otherwise the fit is pretty spot on. I tend to fit the Vintage patterns really well with very few alterations.
I also skipped the interfaced interior skirt/petticoat. It seemed a bit excessive and costumey to me. I did add the interior stay ribbon which really makes this dress hold it’s shape and stay secure. All the buttons are bound which makes for a lovely finish. Plus it has pockets!