Vogue 9929 is My New Jam

by Erin on July 23, 2012

So I posted about this new-to-me pattern a couple weeks ago, and haven’t posted since because I am just too busy making more of them. I’ve made (mumble-mumble, counting on fingers) five? since that first one, and I have another one cut out on the sewing table. Yeah. It’s that kind of dress — so easy to make, and best of all, in the new (shorter) skirt length, it can be made up in just under two yards of fabric, two and a half if it’s 44″ or under. Which means there’s SO MANY pieces of fabric in my stash that were too small for my shirtdress phase that are all jumping up and down shouting “make me! make me!”

Like this one:

New Vogue 9929

This is an old piece of seersucker that I’ve had *forever*. Every couple of years I’d haul it out, thinking “surely there’s enough for THIS project” only to be sadly disappointed — until now.

Likewise this piece of lovely heavy cotton — I think it was bought from the Britex remnant table in a spasm of hope:


Here it is a little closer:

I didn’t do the self-bias trim on this version, since the fabric was so heavy and stiff — this is finished (by machine, even!) with plain ol’ white bias tape.

This dress is great for biking to work; the skirt is easy to pedal in, and being sleeveless, it’s nice and cool on the bike, but I can cover up with a cardigan in the office. And it’s easy to dress down with sneakers, or make fancier with a belt and nicer shoes.

More pictures this week as I wear more of the new versions …


{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Jamie July 23, 2012 at 5:31 am

Love it!


Hana - Marmota July 23, 2012 at 6:15 am

It IS a lovely dress, and fabric saving factor is important… :-)
I love the blue and white version.


silver July 23, 2012 at 8:48 am

Perfecto! Delightful fabric in both :)


Hazel Edmunds aka @careersinfo July 23, 2012 at 9:39 am

I’ve tried all over to find this pattern, or something like it, and failed miserably. Can you possibly help?


Erin July 23, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I added this one to the Vintage Pattern wiki, so you can leave a wish-list note there … this modern Simplicity pattern (which I have, but haven’t made yet) seems pretty similar in shape, too: http://www.simplicity.com/p-5902-misses-dresses-jacket.aspx

Good luck!


Velosewer July 23, 2012 at 9:46 am

Good on you for finding a fab pattern and great fabric that looks good on you:)


kelly July 23, 2012 at 1:41 pm



Diane July 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm

love Love LOVE both fabrics – can’t wait to see the rest (and to think that you got to use stash fabric, too)!


Ellie July 23, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Oh my I am so jealous, love, love this dress.


Heather July 23, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Anything in seersucker is better than the same in another fabric.


Nancy July 24, 2012 at 2:29 am

Great dress and how perfect that it uses such little fabric. Love the tennis shoes.


Lee July 24, 2012 at 3:26 am

That looks so cute on you, and the slightly shorter length of this one is perfect.

You could even do this is a dressier fabric (like linen or eyelet) and it would go fancier places!


Cel July 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm

These look fantastic on you.


Lynn July 24, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Oooo! Love the stripes!


Hazel Edmunds aka @careersinfo July 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Thanks for the info about the Simplicity pattern. I should be able to get that in the UK so I reckon I’ll go for that – if I get around to making it it’ll be my first dressmaking for nearly 20 years!


Connie July 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Erin, great looking dress in both fabrics. It is so flattering on you and you look great in it.


Evalyn July 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I like the real dress better than the pattern, it’s a very flattering cut. And I like the new shorter length. Win, Win, plus… stripes!


Cal July 25, 2012 at 1:14 am

Both fantastic, love the neckline, and those stripes are wonderful, love how the self bias trim looks with the stripes!


BMGM July 25, 2012 at 6:12 am

That dress is fantastic. Love the effective use of stripes.


heidi haaland July 26, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Stellar job – I can see why you bought these prints – they look terrific on you.


Scrapiana July 29, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Oh yeah! Loving the striped bias trim. I can see why this pattern has taken your fancy.


PatternJunkie July 30, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Love both versions, but that turquoise and white fabric has me green with envy. So wonderful!


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