Retro Deep V-Kimono Dress + Vogue 9253 Pattern Review

I’m so in love with this dress that I almost can’t stand it!! When I saw this Vogue pattern, I immediately knew that I was going to make it using this amazing retro fabric that I purchased from back in January. I was drawn to this pattern style because it’s first and foremost a maxi dress, but also the plunging neckline was very appealing. Thankfully, I’m small up top so that having a wardrobe malfunction wouldn’t be likely-especially using double sided tape! I’ve attached several photos below so I hope you like my version of this pattern as much as I do. You can purchase my sunnies HERE and I’ve also attached a pattern review below. Happy Monday!





Pattern Description: Deep-V Kimono Style Dress with Self Tie and Pockets Vogue 9253


Pattern Sizing: My envelope was sized as Xsm-Sml-Med, so I cut the size Small which is equivalent to a size 8-10, View B.


Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?  Yes


Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, very easy!


What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  I love everything about this pattern-the plunging neckline, the pockets, everything!!!


Fabric used: I used a viscose woven that I purchased from Craftsy that’s now sold out.


Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None


Would you sew it again? Absolutely! I’ve already cut out the shorter version, View A, in an amazing denim fabric!


Interested in learning how to sew? Click HERE or the SEW IT! ACADEMY link on the right to get started!


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Photographer: Say Cheese Photography and Studio, LLC on Facebook and Instagram


Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. (Although I wish it was!!!)


6 thoughts on “Retro Deep V-Kimono Dress + Vogue 9253 Pattern Review”

  1. You are getting me life in this dress. You did a wonderful job. The hair, the sunglasses everything is on point. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi, beautiful dress! I am very new to sewing and tried to make this dress recently. I have a question: for the front pleats, after you baste them and attach the top to the skirt, do you take the basting out or stitch the pleats down? It’s hard to tell when the belt is tied around the front.

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