Wednesday, 16 August 2017

One of the Most Comfortable Dresses I've Made: Vogue 9268

One of the fall 2017 Vogue Pattern release patterns that caught my eye was Kathryn Brenne's Vogue 9268. I couldn't wait to get to work on this one, a pattern for a knit dress with that side drape, I was instantly sold.  

As soon as it hit the local fabric store, I picked up my copy. Despite the fact that it is currently on sale on the MBV website, I couldn't wait for it to make it's way through the postal system. Would you believe it sold out on the website at the beginning of the sale? Actually, it's not that hard to believe. I have noticed that it is back in stock and it's still on sale for another day. But I digress...

This was meant to be my toile. I used some interlock twist yarn (Ity) knit fabric just because I had a lot of this fabric in my stash and it's a two-way stretch with the required crossgrain stretch. I actually have a cotton knit that I want to make this pattern up in but I will admit the Ity knit has a lovely drape. 

I did have to tweak the pattern, a wee bit. Okay, a lot. I'm talking about the length and my five-foot-one frame. Love that there were markings to lengthen or shorten the skirt portion. Even with cutting the shorter version, I still had to adjust the length. 

I could actually benefit from shortening the sleeves a little more. Maybe on the next one, I'll make it with three-quarter length sleeves. And I did change the shape of the neckline. Instead of the V-neck shape, I changed it to a rounded neckline referring to the changes I made to the Marcy Tilton tops, Vogue 9057

I used Knit-N-Stable™ on neckline, sleeve and hem instead of cutting out the interfacing pieces. I love that this pattern comes with pattern pieces for interfacing the hem. The only pattern pieces I used were the dress front, back, and the sleeve. The dress is cut out as a size medium and I made one more change. I cut the front and back pattern piece on the fold, eliminating the centre seams. I quite like it without the centre seams.  

Now, I need to get busy on the cotton knit version.  

The Stats:

Fabric:  4.2 metres polyester knit (I used more than the required amount because of a cutting error and had to re-cut the dress front piece.)

Fusible Tape:  3 metres Knit-N-Stable 

Pattern:  Vogue 9268

Additional Tools and Supplies:  Pins, tape, cutting table, scissors, thread clippers, sewing machine, serger, walking foot, iron, ironing board, measuring tape, curved ruler, tailor's chalk, and coffee.

Happy Sewing!


  1. What a nice review! Interesting details about your process and what a pretty end product!

    1. Thanks, I love it when a toile turns out to be wearable.

  2. Lovely dress! The tweaks you made to the pattern worked nicely in making this dress work for you!

  3. Replies
    1. Awww, thanks. It's so comfortable, it's almost ridiculous.

  4. Beautiful dress, I picked this up this weekend thinking I'm going to make it tomorrow

  5. thanks for the tips and information..i really appreciate it..
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