Vogue 9238 - Geometric Pattern Dress

Hello friends! I made two garments from Vogue9238.

I picked up Vogue 9238 sometime ago on sale. The pattern had three options (Top, dress and pants). At a glance, they look like cold shoulder in the drawing on the pattern envelope. However, they can be worn in two different styles - a cold shoulder and a sleeveless: The flounce is worn under the arms. The instructions were very easy to follow, but I made a lot of mistakes.

First, I made View A (Top) in a size 8-10; it's my normal size. For the bodice, I used a french tulle, which I think was a perfect match. I also used a black polyester-rayon blend for the shoulder and center bands, so the front and back bodices were added a black cotton instead of lining. It turned out to be a perfect fit, but I was worried about tearing between the center bands. When I wore it as a cold shoulder top, so they were pulled on the area. The parts of the center band were straight and supported by shoulder band. To keep the center bands, I applied a small interfacing on the wrong side. I decided to wear it as a sleeveless top.


Its length was too long for me, almost looked a tunic. I shortened the hem length by 3 inches and the center bands by 1 1/2inches. I will widen the armhole by at least one inch, next time.


Next, I made View B in the dress version. I wanted to wear it as a cold shoulder dress. I was worried about tearing between the center bands, so I decided to make a size 10 (One size bigger) and lengthened the shoulder band by 1 1/4 inches. It feels better and more comfortable when I wear it this way.

No no no! Σ(゚д゚ノ;)ノ
Although I finished the dress, the skirt hemline was warped! The reason was that I combined two kinds of knit fabrics. I used a soft and high stretch fabric for the center parts and a geometric printed polyester-cotton for the other. I was wondering how to fix it...I didn't want to remove the whole center band (what a pain!), but I tried to fix it. I attached the interfacing on the wrong side of all of the center band. I also shortened the length of the skirt by 1 inch and decreased both sides of the skirt by 1 1/4 inches.

I think it's fixed and fitted perfectly. The skirt hemline keep to form a perfect hemline due to decreasing both side skirts. This dress was a relatively simple sew but took a lot of time to fix it. They were very painful works. 

I attached the eight eyelets on the neckline, so I threaded the suede cord through them. I want to remove the cord when I wash the dress, so I only made a knot in the back.

If you like the design I definitely recommend it. It's a lovely pattern! The dress took me a lot of time but it was well worth it. It was comfortable all day. If I make the pattern again I will modify it depending on the design. See you soon!

~ My Notes~
Sleeveless version
1. Shorten the center band by 1 1/2 inches.
2. Widen the armhole by 1 inch.
3. Shorten the length of the hem by 3 inches

Cold shoulder version
1. Lengthen the shoulder band 1 1/4 inches.
2. Shorten the length of the skiert by 1 inch.

Fabric: Top 60" 1 1/4 yd, Dress 60" 1 7/8 yd
Total Time Spent 13 hours



35 comments

  1. Wow! I was waiting for this one and I was right! You did an amazing job on both of them! Love the top with jeans! Maybe I should try mine like that if it is not to long for them! And the eyelets on the neckline is the perfect addition!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Georgia! I am glad that you said that. Next time, I will make this pattern with a bright color fabric (like yours!) .

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  2. I'm usually sceptical to patterns with flounce like these, but both your top and dress are gorgeous! I love your choice of fabric for both and the suede cord in the dress ☺

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    1. I am glad that you like it, Maria! I really love the big flounce sleeves😊 Thank you so much!

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  3. I've often admired that pattern and it's lovely to see it made up. Both top and dress have turned out beautifully. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Diane! I really love the pattern and recommend it😊 It's a great pattern I think.

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  4. You have an eye for interesting patterns, another unusual model and two great versions! *^v^* I like the dress for its geometric fabric. I only worked with jersey fabric once since I only have a normal sewing machine and some pseudo-elastic stitches on it, I must try to use it more in the future.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment ヨアンナ! I wanted to get this pattern at first(*^^*) You can make it with two way stretch knit-jersey too! I would love to see that you make.

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  5. Anonymous8/29/2017

    I absolutely love both! I thought it was a cold-shoulder too. I love the eyelet detail. I'll have to get this.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment! If you have any question about the pattern, please ask me😊

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  6. Another TWO winners Eli! Your details are always so interesting.

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah! I always look forward to seeing your post on IG😊

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    1. Thank you Dalwi for your kind words😄

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  8. I haven't bought a Vogue pattern in a while, but I will definitely pick this one up! THAT dress looks amazing! Wow. I love the top two and the fact that you can get these looks from just the one pattern. The dress is so classy looking and the top is perfect for casual wear with jeans. What a win of a pattern!

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    1. Thank you Shirley! I recommend this pattern! It will definitely work on your beautiful girls🌸 I am glad that You often review about indie patterns. I don't know much about them but I am interested😺

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  9. two fantastic versions. and that stripe one is amazing - looks so great. also your shoes are so cool!

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    1. Thank you for compliment Beth! I love both garments. These are my favorite shoes😊

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  10. Mistakes - what mistakes? Great job correcting them. Both items are really cute but the dress is my favorite. The strips matching is perfect and the eyelets are a great complement to the dress. Well done!

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    1. Thank you for your compliment Josephine! I am happy to hear from you😊 I really love the idea that I attached the eyelets.

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  11. Very cute! I love both.

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  12. Sewing Cappuccino9/02/2017

    Wow! These look great. Well done.

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    1. Thank you Sewing Cappuccino for your kind words!

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  13. Both garments look so beautiful and fit you perfectly. I love the top with those jeans.

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    1. Thank you for commenting! Very pleased:)))

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  14. Both are stunning as usual! I love the effect of the eyelets.

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    1. Thank you Let's Get Sewing! I really love your avator!

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  15. Both are beautiful on you as usual. You fixed the mistake with the dress and now it is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Tomasa! I had to fix a lot, and it was painful work. However, I am pleased with with the result!

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