Vogue 9100 has been a thorn in my side since last year when I purchased the pattern and discovered the skirt pieces were drafted incorrectly. I was initially interested in it because the drawing on the envelope looked like a full skirt and I though it would be cute for summer. I called and emailed Vogue, paid the postage to send it to them, they sent me another one with a coupon for a Butterick pattern supposedly to make up for me paying postage. I think that’s silly considering they screwed up a Vogue pattern, they should send me a coupon for a Vogue pattern to make up for my postage. I barely glance at the Butterick catalog, so it’s still sitting somewhere unused.
The new pattern has been sitting waiting for me, so I decided that all that effort required me make the dress. In the meantime I researched the pattern and learned that both the drawings on the envelope and the picture of the model on Vogue’s website are misleading. The model is wearing a petticoat to make the skirt appear full. It is not. Even though once i delved into the pattern I didn’t think I would be happy with the result, i went to Hancock Fabrics, picked out this pretty stained glass-esque fabric in peacock colors, and got to sewing.
As a pattern review, I made a size 10 of view A. The instructions were easy to follow, however, you may want to make a muslin of the bodice (I did). The construction order has sewing the shoulders as one of the last steps.
i thought I would like this one. When it was done, I didn’t. I let it hang and look at me for a few days, and by the time I put it on to wear to work today, it had grown on me a little bit. I wouldn’t sew it again, it’s just not my usual aesthetic.:) Live and learn. 🙂