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Vogue Patterns V1638 Review

I found a new Vogue skirt pattern that is actually new and interesting; V1638 hits the mark. It’s high waisted, asymmetrical, and pretty. I hope you enjoy this Vogue Patterns V1638 review and you try this skirt.

Vogue Patterns V1638 Review
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I started with a cotton muslin test garment. V1638 is designed for a woven fabric and I wanted to test the fit and construction. If you don’t have a high waisted garment in your personally fit patterns, I would make a test run. The look of the garment is super flattering if the fit is correct.


V1638 consists of five main pieces and each one is cut as a single piece. It is important to remember to cut them face up on the right side of the fabric so they are all facing the correct way. For example, there is a left back and a right back piece and they are NOT interchangeable. If you flip them, you will have the wrong side of your fabric facing outward. That can be problematic with some fabrics!


The darts are sewn a little differently than a traditional dart because the last few inches end straight instead of continuing the angle due to the high waisted design.

The slicing of the front and back to add in the flounce is a little daunting. If you mark well and follow the lines, the pattern lines up beautifully. Be sure to add the remnant square for stability at the apex of the cut, it will give your garment longevity.

Use fine pins and a good press to create double fold hemming seams to give your garment a high-end retail look.


The pattern calls for wool and crepe wovens, which are lovely. For this version I chose this scuba crepe knit from Minerva. It was lovely to work with, bouncy with a good stretch. The pattern is vibrant with the red roses on the black background.

Vogue Patterns V1638 Review
Minerva Scuba

Since I used a knit, I sized down on the pattern. Initially, I put in an invisible zipper, but I found it wasn’t necessary since the fabric has a lovely stretch. I removed the zipper and added fold over elastic as the waistband instead of a facing.

Vogue Patterns V1638 Review
Elastic Waistband


The finished garment looks and feels great. As much as this pattern would be lovely in a woven, that is a little too “Power Suit” for my lifestyle. The scuba fabric makes the skirt comfy and it looks great. I can be dressed up with a jacket and heels or I can be super casual with sandals and a T-shirt.

Vogue Patterns V1638 Review

I hope you enjoy this trip through Vogue Patterns V1638 review. It is a quick make, with a new design that will satisfy the fashionista for every shape and size.

Happy Sewing!


This review can be seen on Minerva.com

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