Vogue 2732 - Project: Homecoming - The Finale!

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Mademoiselle Petit!

Project Details

Pattern: Vogue 2732
Fabric: black bridal satin
Lining: 100% polyester basic lining fabric
Underlining: Netting


  • 18" invisible zipper
  • 4 3/4 yds of boning
  • 1 1/2 yds of 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
  • 1 yd of 1" grosgrain ribbon
  • 5 yds of 5/8" sequin trim
  • hooks and eyes
  • seam binding
  • embroidery thread
  • hem tape
  • bra cups
Description: Badgley Mischka inspired lined evening dress, tea-length, has close-fitting, boned bodice, dropped shaped waist bodice with princess seams, flared skirt and back zipper closing.

I chose this dress for my 15 year old daughter's homecoming dance. I cut the bodice is a size 6 flaring out to a size 8 at the waistline. I cut the skirt in a size 8. Amber is 5'3", so I made the petite adjustment on the bodice by reducing the length by 1". Also, we decided against a floor length skirt and cut it down to tea length.
  • Underlined the 16 bodice pieces with the netting.
  • Sewed them together, pressed all seams to the right.
  • Topstitched the right side 3/8" from the seamline with the embroidery thread.
  • Added the boning.
  • Handstitched the sequin embellishment to the right side.
  • Added the bra cups.
  • Sewed lining pieces in the same manner as the bodice.
  • Sewed the neckstrap and attached it to the bodice.
  • Attached the lining to the bodice.
  • Sewed grosgrain ribbon to the inside of the top of the bodice.
  • Sewed skirt and skirt lining pieces with french seams.
  • Sewed bodice to skirt.
  • Handstitched invisible zipper with tiny backstitches.
  • Slipstitched lining to zipper tape and bodice lining to skirt lining.
  • Added hook and eye above zipper.
  • Added dress hangers using 1/4" wide bias twill tape.
  • Added a waist stay.
  • Allowed dress to hang for 24 hours so bias cut skirt could set.
  • Created lining hem by turning edge up 1/2", stitching and repeating.
  • Created dress hem by turning edge up 1/2", stitching once, added hem tape by machine stitching to the edge and handstitching hem with prickstitches.
This is a great pattern. There was nothing that I disliked and we both love the corset-style bodice. The drafting is superb... all of the pieces matched perfectly. The instructions were well written and very easy to interpret.


1. Khalje, S. (1997). Bridal couture: Fine sewing techniques for wedding gowns and eveningwear
2. Shaeffer, C.B. (2001). Couture sewing techniques
3. Ciemnoczolowski, R. (2007, Summer). Build a better bust. Sew Stylish, p. 41
4. Keuler, J. (2007, Summer). Secure your shape. Sew Stylish, p. 71

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