In this article we will assess Vogue 9237 in this lovely animal print polyester crepe.
First, you should know that my name is Janine (Jan-neen) and, with the exception of snake and alligator, I go mad for animal print!
Here’s the good, the bad, the pretty, and the ugly about this project…
Fabric? Polyester crepe in a luscious animal print
Fabric prep? I pre-washed.
Supporting fabric? None.
Notions? Custom made bias tape and hook & eye
Layout? Standard Lengthwise Fold
Presser foot? All-purpose zigzag
Stitch length? 2.5mm
Seam finish(es)? Stitched + Pink and French seams
Hem finish? Narrow
Pressing tools? Heavy ar$e iron, ironing board, pressing cloth
Closure? Hook & Eye
Ease of pattern instructions? Super easy, but I deviated. Click HERE to learn more about that!
Likes? What’s not to love about a sway dress! This pattern is so simple. The sleeveless version consists of just four pattern pieces if you include the pocket.
Dislikes? Thread loops? I think not!
Did it look as pictured? In this drapey crepe, it looks like a dream on and even dreamier to wear.
Sew again? Oh, yes! Just you wait and see!
- I did NOT topstitch the keyhole opening. But I should have with this drapey fabric. I don’t like how it flops about!
- I think this is a mid-weight crepe. It was my first time sewing with crepe. It was easy to sew, even easier to wear, and doesn’t wrinkle excessively.
- True confession: Crepe is a new favorite fabric of mine. I just love how it drapes around my curves.
Health tip: Eat REAL food — you know what that is! Mostly of the plant variety. And keep the portion sizes reasonable!
Style tip: Only wear clothes that spark joy in you and make you happy!
Life is the ultimate red carpet event. Dress for it!
RELATED: Click HERE to see other variations of this pattern.