Vogue 9186 Asymmetrical Drape Dress


Vogue 9186 is one of the designs from the summer 2016. 
 
Other than T-shirts, I stopped purchasing white clothes. Because I often get them dirty ( usually with tomato sauce or soy sauce. haha) . The dress in the second photo was designed by Viktor and Rolf. When I found the dress in spring-summer 2015. I love the dress with the asymmetry waist band and drape! I wanted to get the dress but it was too expensive for me.

This is the Vogue9186; view B. I was excited when I saw this pattern for the first time! This pattern looks almost same as the dress I wanted to get. I’ve already done two dresses that I used this pattern.
I didn't change the design. But I had some problems. Because this pattern needs 60" width fabric, but it's difficult to get the 60" width cotton in Japan. I don't know why most fabric stores in Japan do not sell cotton with 45" width. (most of the wool and others are 60" width). I had to cut the pieces into fabric horizontally, but I didn't have any problem in practical use.
 

View A; Here is cap sleeves version.

I didn't change the design. But I had some problems. Because this pattern needs 60" width fabric, but it's difficult to get the 60" width cotton in Japan. I don't know why most fabric stores in Japan do not sell cotton with 45" width. (most of the wool and others are 60" width). I had to cut the pieces into fabric horizontally, but I didn't have any problem in practical use.


I love these dresses. I am glad that I purchased the pattern. Because I sometimes draw the patterns but I can not draw this on my own. I made the necklace and bracelet. I am happy that jewelry go well with my new dress.
 
Total time spent: White 12hours, Navy 4 hours
Fabric: White 45" 3yrd, Navy 45" 2 5/8

41 comments

  1. Just have to say WOW! Both dresses look stunning on you!

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    1. Thank you Georgia! I am glad that hear from you. I love the both dresses:)))

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  2. Great dresses!!! Beautiful on you!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Tee! I am happy with the both styles:)

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  3. Beautiful dresses! Both look high-end fashion! I love your jewelry; they match so well. Did you take a class on how to make jewelry? I really want to figure out how to make some pieces to match my clothing as well.

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    1. Thank you, Shirley! I have never taken a class. I used the online jewelry community and books. I often purchase some jewelry-making books from the book store when I visit abroad.

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    2. I will have to look for some books! I just love your jewelry that you are making.

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  4. Both dresses are so amazing, Cat! I can't believe you make your own jewelry too. You are so creative.

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    1. Thank you, Olivia! I often make my jewelry. It's very fun to make:)

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  5. sarah webb5/17/2016

    Wow Cat-these are both fabulous! I have the pattern and am about to make it,so thanks for your tips.x

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    1. Thanks a lot, Sarah! Are you going to make it? I am looking forward to your dress. I may think this pattern is larger than other patterns.

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  6. those are both so sophisticated - I wondered who would make this pattern. you have created such unique pieces. I really love the mosaic print version, with the boatneck.

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    1. Thank you, Beth! I agree with you! I looked for the reviews about this pattern, but I couldn't find. I am glad you like it with boatneck:)

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  7. Oh Eli! How lovely these are! This pattern I have never seen before. I laughed so hard when you said about not making white because you get it dirty, I know exactly what you mean;) me too!

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    1. Thank you, Maureen. I don't know why I often get dirty or spill coffee on my white clothes. Haha

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  8. Oh wow - both of these dresses are GORGEOUS! I love the mosaic printed one and the changes you made to it are perfect. The jewelry you made is beautiful. You are so talented!

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    1. Thank you, Tomasa! I am so flatterd! I really love the both jewelry too :)

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  9. You can be great Vogue model, Eli! Gorgeous pictures. And white looks amazing on you. The jewelry is real beauty! Congrats on the wonderful dresses!!!
    Mariana

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    1. Thank you, Mariana! I am glad that you like them. Your comments are always lovely.

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  10. Amazing! You really pulled it off! When I saw this pattern when it came out, my reaction was like, "wow, it's too dramatic to wear". But the dress design fits you very well, and it's not drastically dramatic as I thought. Great projects!

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    1. Thank you Maya-san! I agree with you, If I didn't see that dress designed by Viktor and Rolf, I wouldn't get the pattern, ha ha.

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  11. Love both versions, especially the white one! You really pull it off, I'M amazed! I'm still very shy when it comes to brave fashion lines - I sometimes feel I'm too grounded to try couture and such things.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment! I know how you feel because I am typical shy Japanese, ha ha. I love your works and look forward to your next post(^^)

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  13. Thank you for your mention of the armholes!! I tried my dress on and freaked out because they were so tight. I used a weighty satin back silk and didn't want to lose it=It has turned out okay~kinda classy. The only problem now is when to wear it : /

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    1. Thank you for the kind comment, Jane! I recently tried the view A(Cap sleeve version) but I had the same problem as view B. However I will make it again. I would like to look yours:D

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  15. Hi there Eli,
    I am so glad that I found your blog! You sew so many beautiful garments. I bought this pattern after seeing yours - I hope to make a version like your short sleeved one. Both versions look lovely on you!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, thornberry! I am pleased! I love the this pattern. This short sleeve version is really easy to sew and comfortable to wear. Please try to make the one:)

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  16. Hi Eli, I've discovered you in the PR Member Spotlight and so glad I did! I love your style and already got so much inspiration. I am making this pattern right now, because I loved your so much. Quick question on the white version. I found the instructions for the neck placket stupidly complicated, did you follow those or did something different. Also, for boat neck one, did you make any modifications when you removed the placket? Many thanks! Alex

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    1. Thank you for reading, Sewrendipity London! I'm afraid I didn't use the instructions, so I usually make the neck placket with this method: http://www5b.biglobe.ne.jp/~ange-s/lesson/lesson2.html
      (Sorry, this website is written only in Japanese but it's easy to understand)
      This boat neck version is a pullover dress. You can omit to make the placket. I sewed a bias tape facing to the inside of neckline.
      How did you sew the sleeves well? It was very difficult for me:(((
      I hope you will find it helpful. Thank you.

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  17. Love this dress Eli, so crisp and fresh looking! Great job!

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  18. Thank you, ivonanagel! I am glad that you like it:)

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  19. Wow, the dress you made looks better than the orginal. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog, Chantal! I really love this pattern. I recommend it to everyone:)))

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  20. Both dresses are gorgeous, but the print one really got my attention!

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    1. Thank you for the kind comment, Faye. I am glad that you like both:D

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  21. The white dress is so very special but the print one is lovely and perhaps more practical for my lifestyle, too. Thanks for the placket link which I just pinned for my sewing tutorial collection.

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    1. Thank you for commenting, Jane. It was tricky to make the placket but I enjoyed it. If my blog helps your project, I am pleased:)))

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  22. Would you mind me sharing either of these on Sassy Sewing Bees in the future? I link to your post and let you know when. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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    1. Hello, Sassy! I am glad that you share my blog:) Thank you for stopping by.

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