Vogue Pattern 9199 Sew Along

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Vogue Pattern 9199 is a knit fit and flare dress with princess seams and a scoop neckline. The high/low hem is a flattering look because it elongates the body but lightens up the almost full length dress by showing a little leg. Alternatively, you can cut the short dress for a more traditional look. The two sleeve lengths give you options (I ended up making a 3/4 sleeve).

A cute pullover dress with no zippers and no buttons, something everyone loves — even experienced sewists.

In this sew along we cover:

  • Sewing Princess Seams
  • Attaching Fold Over Elastic instead of single fold bias tape seam binding
  • Two different sleeve cuff band techniques
  • Flat sleeve insertion
  • Modify garment to fit better or more inline with your vision

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The Sew Along

You can hop over to my Youtube channel and watch the step by step dress construction.

The Pattern

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The Vogue 9199 pattern goes together seamlessly 🙂

The princess seams, scoop neckline, and flat sleeve insertion make this dress a quick sew. It will hold a place in my tried and true pattern categories. I can see this dress working across seasonal fabrics with ease. A bright flowery print for spring and summer and cozy lightweight sweater knits for fall and winter.

The Fabric

Vogue Patterns 9199

I made this dress with a Nicole Miller designed stretch scuba fabric that I’ve had in my stash for several years. The geometric print adds a nice linear touch to the dress. Since I didn’t have enough — one of my trademark issues — I added this black ponte roma to the back. To bring the color story throughout the dress, I added black sleeve hem bands and the black fold over elastic at the neckline.

Great alternative fabrics for this dress include any moderate stretch knits. A mid-weight knit will work very well.

Vogue Patterns 9199

The Minerva Stretch Jersey Knit, shown above in the hotest of colors this fall — orange, would make a great dress — If you can pull off that much orange. I might be more inclinded to select the burgundy or emerald green (another color right on trend).

Scoop Neckline

Vogue Patterns 9199

The pattern calls for the scoop neckline finished with purchased bias tape. I suggest you make your own from your fashion fabric or use fold over elastic; either of these two methods will highlight the princess seams scoop neckline finish.

If you are new to bias binding, view my How To Make Bias Tape video to get started. It is a wonderful way to finish moderate stretch knits. You will love the look of the scoop neckline finished properly.

You can find lots of great foldover elastic options at M&J Trimming.

Shaped Hemline

Vogue Patterns 9199

You have some hem options for this Vogue Pattern. The pattern suggests using a narrow hem, and I agree it will work best for the shaped hemline. You can overclock the edges, turn, and stitch a narrow hem. I cover how to make a narrow hem (baby hems) in my Sewing With Silk video.


Let’s Get Sewing

Vogue Patterns 9199

I am really pleased with Vogue Patterns 9199. BTW, the blouse in the beginning of the video is the Kalle Shirt from Closet core and you can read my Kalle Shirt review here. The dress I am wearing at the end of the video is the Dunga Dress from Stitched In Wonderland — you can read about this cute sew here.

Happy Sewing,



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6 thoughts on “Vogue Pattern 9199 Sew Along

  1. I have learned so much by reading your posts! I think I have a few dresses that would fit this Vogue pattern. Now to try sewing them!

  2. These sew alongside are amazing! Vogue Pattern 9199 has a great neckline and is so simple.

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