At the end of last year, I purchase two Very Easy Vogue dress patterns but I had to work up the courage to actually sew one of them. Why? I had heard from more than one person that Vogue Patterns were more difficult to sew compared to Simplicity and McCall’s. Which made me very hesitant in trying to sew a Vogue pattern. However, as I’ve grown more confident in my sewing abilities, I finally got the courage to attempt to sew Vogue V9202 this summer. And I’m so happy that I did because it turned out great.
I think this is probably the most well-made item that I have sewed so far. I opted to make view D, the sleeveless sheath option using a linen blend fabric that I bought from Jo-Ann on clearance about a year ago.
What I liked about this pattern (Vogue V9202)
- There are so many things that I love about this pattern. First, I love that there are six different dress options. Basically, there is a dress option for every season of the year in this one pattern. Since there are sleeveless, short-sleeved, and long-sleeve options available.
- I like that this pattern has the Custom Fit option. Meaning that you can customize the dress according to your bra cup size. There are separate pattern pieces for A, B, C, & D cup sizes that allow you to easily create a better fit for yourself. I cut out the size 6 and the C cup pattern pieces and the front bodice portion of my dress fits really well.
- All of the dress options are fully lined. This was my first time making a fully lined dress and I must say that it made a huge difference in making it really feel like it was well made. This dress looks and feels more like something that you would buy at a department store.
- The directions were pretty easy to follow and very detailed. The Vogue patterns are more expensive (around $5 on sale) than Simplicity (usually around $1 on sale) and McCall’s patterns (between $1 to $1.99 on sale), but I think that it’s worth spending the extra money to get a pattern that is more detailed and that has easy to follow instructions.
While the pattern instructions were great. And like I said before this is the most well-made item that I’ve sewed so far. However, it doesn’t mean that my construction was perfect. I had a difficult time sewing the lining and the bodice at the sides of the dress. Specifically, stitching all the way to the end of the top of the dress at the underarm seam. Hopefully, this is something that will get easier to sew as I sew more. But it’s not that big of a deal since you can’t see the mistake when I’m wearing my dress. Plus, it could be easily fixed by hand stitching it.
I think this is a great pattern for a beginner who wants to make a fully lined dress. Overall, I think this is a great pattern and I will definitely sew another dress using Vogue V9202.