Here is your next version of the ever-popular Vogue 9253. I went ahead and got my version sewn quickly. This is going to be one of those patterns that seems like it may go viral throughout blogland. That has happened to a lot of fabulous patterns before. And that's the quickest way for me to lose interest and push a pattern envelope to the back of my filing cabinet. That's probably why I generally don't have any interest in participating in a sew-along where everyone is sewing the same pattern. It's like when a song you love gets worn out by too much radio play! Remember "Black Beatles" by Rae Sremmurd? The Mannequin Challenge killed that song for me.
When I set out to make my dress, I knew I was going to do the short version. I wanted a "day dress". Plunging neckline and a length sweeping the floor screams "eveningwear". No matter the fabric choice. I'd look like I was on my way to walk a red carpet. And as much as I adore the look of maxi dresses, I'm the biggest klutz! I've been known to fall upstairs from stepping on the front hem. And this dress is so great, I wanted options! I wanted to be able to wear it out to dinner with heels. I wanted to be able to put on a flat sandal and run errands or hit up the farmer's market with the ability to bend forward without a wardrobe malfunction.
This fabric has such a fun, fabulous, vibrant and modern bohemian vibe. I think it compliments this dress in such a great way, because there aren't a lot of seam lines that interfere. And also because the print is abstract enough that I didn't have to worry about matching the pattern. It's the Designer Indio Festival Rayon Crepe Woven from LA Finch Fabrics.
I chose to close up the neckline about 4 1/2". I wanted a deep V without being opened to the waistline.
Even though I plan to revisit this pattern and create more of an evening look, I'm so glad this version is so wearable. I love this fabric so much. It almost became a kimono... but even better now. A kimono dress!
I love that the length of this pattern is very generous. This is the midi length straight out of the envelope.
All in all, this is such a fun dress. The colors are so bright and cheerful that they just make me happy. And I can't wait to put this on again!