A couple weeks ago I stitched up Vintage Vogue 9280, which was a recent reproduction pattern that was released this past year.
I’m actually very impressed with how it came out!
No doubt about it, this piece is a jour-neeeeyyyy in the amount of hand sewing and moments when you think the project is nearly done… until it isn’t!
But then again, if you’re into vintage sewing, chances are the hand sewing is no biggie!
The muslin process of this piece was actually pretty straight forward.
Even with princess seams, inverted darts, and multiple smaller shaping darts, getting the sorted muslin wasn’t too bad. I focused specifically on shortening the bodice and getting the princess seam taken care of, which were the primary fitting points.
This project was a nice excuse to work on bound buttonholes.
Even though on the exterior there are only four visible bound buttonholes, there are actually a total of eight! The removable collar is stitched up in the same way as the bodice collar, with bound buttonholes matching up on the interior with button links.
Do I love the dress? Yes! But there are some caveats!
I go into them more in depth over on my website, but essentially it comes down to that open collar design feature.
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