Pattern numbers are crazy. I wish someone would explain to me why they just can’t be sequential. Somewhere along the life of this pattern it changed. Any number you use, I hope you enjoy my Vogue 9253 Sew Along Renumbered to Vogue 1713.
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What You Will Learn
You will learn some great sewing techniques in this video:
- Quick and easy pinning pleats
- Add lining to a top that is unlined
- How to craft beautiful slash pockets
- Pattern hack to adjust deep V neckline
- Inserting an invisible zipper
The Sew Along
The Sew Along will take you step by step through the pattern. I’ve added some couture tips and tricks to elevate your look and amp up your sewing skills.
The grown-on Kimono sleeves make this dress/caftan quick and easy. Since you don’t have to stitch a set in sleeve, it is a one seam and done process.
Deep V Neck
The deep V neckline can be a bit of an issue for some people – me included. So I went to a quick and easy pattern hack.
By making a fabric triangle from the same fabric as the top, I turned my Vogue Pattern plunging low neckline into a beautiful and wearable dress.
Creating your own bias binding is a must. It is a simple process and can finish the bodice neckline adding couture details to your finished dress.
You can learn how to make and apply bias binding here.
The Fabric And Pattern
You can find Vogue 1735 (formerly 9253) at Minerva. This dress is floaty, so the perfect fabric is something with lots of movement and excellent drape. If you love fabric shopping, try out some of my favorite fabric shops — ordering online is the best!
Of all the big four patterns, Vogue patterns is my favorite option, even if they do change the name mid-production.
I hope you have enjoyed my Vogue 9253 Sew Along Renumbered to Vogue 1713.