Vogue V9112

I actually first made this toile in June 2015 – I know because I have a log of the picture of the muslin.

Vogue V9112 is an asymmetrical seam detail dress design by Marcy Tilton. Loose-fitting, pullover, sleeveless dress has single-layer, pleated, stand-up collar, seam detail, side pockets, bias neck and armhole facings, shaped hemline, and narrow hem. Wrong side shows on collar and hemline.

Here is the cover picture:

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….and the line drawing which shows all the lovely intricate seams:

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I was put off this pattern by how much ease it had after making the toile. I cut the size medium based on the pattern size recommendations (this was before  I figured out the lack of finished garment measurements). Needless to say it sat around in the UFO box for a while then I picked it up again determined to fix it as I liked it in principle. However, I was very ruthless in removing ease and ended up with something that barely resembles what the designer intended. I am okay with that though as I made it work for me.

I took it in by a lot on the sides and the back seam. I omitted the pockets as this was a toile. Although now, with hindsight, I should have just added the pockets since its turned into something wearable. Being linen – it if of course lovely to wear. It’s the sort of thing I will throw on when its nice and hot and I want to be unfettered.

I will  be giving the pattern another go definitely – in linen again maybe with some Sashiko embroidery on one of the curved pieces.

 

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The original size was quite baggy on me.
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Vogue V9112 Gathered curved hem
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V9112 Collar detail

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Vogue V9112

The final result is something much more fitted at the bust and loose-fitting everywhere else. I finished the armholes with bias binding. The only thing I need to change now is the colour – I am thinking of dyeing it a deep violet colour.

Verdict – worthy of a second shot at it because despite the fit issues (based on personal preferences only) I still like it. I do need to remember to be careful when cutting it out as it is all cut single layer – I got away with it because I was using a plain solid fabric but with directional fabric I would have messed up.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time, happy sewing!

Peace and love,

Hila

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17 thoughts on “Vogue V9112

  1. It certainly looks better fitted on you than the original toile, I personally don’t like anything too sacklike on me but as you say its personal reference & when you make your own clothes you are effectively the designer. It might be interesting made with stripes to play about with those design lines

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  2. Agree with Sam. Considering the heat & humidity down here I’d not want to do that collar. However, it adds interest around the face so I wouldn’t want to eliminate it… perhaps a great Autumn/Winter piece for layering… I enjoy MT’s designs but had missed this one, so thanks for making up your ufo!

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  3. Hi! The final dress is really Nice! I love This pattern ! And it is really baggy because i made it 2 size down and it fit! At first it was A mistake then when i tried it i was happy i did not Look very well The size 😆😆! I have sewn 3 dress in different fabric and i want to try something more heavy but with A drape !!!😅 I have to find The fabric 🙂

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  4. Also known as the cirque tent dress. I’ve seen it blogged a lot and I love it – the fit is great (with your alterations). I’d love to try it but would probably need an FBA. Love your version! Well done!

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