Bohemian, Meets Royalty in This DIY Dress: A Tutorial Using Trims [Sew

That Black Chic
by That Black Chic

[DIY Dress Vogue 9253 was made for and modeled by my daughter Mori]

Can we talk about this pattern? I'm not really a Vogue Pattern type of gal but this Vogue 9253 was "WOW" I have seen several versions of this dress and those who are not open to the barely there front cover-up can modify the front for more coverage.

Both lengths are fabulous and the maxi length just hit the right place for Mori to wear flat sandals. Mori is 5.7" and if she had to wear heels with this dress that would be a deal breaker because she likes her maxi to hit the ground with heels on. So remember to make sure the maxi is the correct length for your taste.

When Fabric Mart put this Floral Print Shantung - Maggy London fabric on the website I grabbed it up quick! [And yes it's all gone, sorry peeps] but Fabric Mart is always adding new fabrics to their collections on a daily basis. The Challis prints they have are great options for this pattern. I made my original post for Fabric Mart but when the garment exceeds my own expectations, I have to post it twice!!

So I did a little hacking if you can call it that, by adding trim to the neckline and sleeves. I knew that I wanted to bring in another pattern for this floral print. I bought a few trims to choose from and it was a tough choice between a black and white gingham and this stripe but the black and white stripe trim won.

Now that the front was sewn to the back I wanted to add the trim before I closed up the sides. I measured up four inches from the end of the sleeve and this was the placement for the trim, make sure that when you close the sleeve the trim matches up at your seam.

The rest of the construction was easy peazy, after-all this is a Very Easy Vogue pattern!


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  • Kathy Kathy on Apr 01, 2022


  • Gail Cooley Gail Cooley on Apr 02, 2022

    Your daughter is Beautiful. I hope she loved this dress. I would never of thought to mix the accent ribbon that you chose. I LOVE IT. I asked you once if you sold or made any of your works. I no longer have that phone :( could you please email me your site or info to purchase??? I really would appreciate this information:)