Vogue 9996: Completion

On Thursday, I started to work on Vogue 9996, view A. I realized that I was missing 6 of the pattern pieces (the entire top and 1 leg facing), and set about redrafting them from a scan of the pattern layout.

On Saturday, I had just sewn the very last piece.


Although I had already clipped the seam before realizing my error, I was able to remove the stitching and sew it back on properly without issue. In fact, I finished up in time to attend a party to say good-bye to a friend of mine who is moving to California (and positively glowing about it), and was ready to bring it to a shoot I had set up for Sunday, where the photogs and I would be shooting my stash of vintage swimsuits for the shop. But things happen, and plans go awry, and we’ll be shooting all of the swimsuits next weekend instead.

However, I didn’t want you to think that it was taking me a week to get back in the saddle on this one, so below is the least-unflattering self-portrait-with-my-pocket-cam that I managed to take. I think the project turned out pretty well, actually, and I encourage praise.

13 Replies to “Vogue 9996: Completion”

  1. That’s fantastic! I have a few vintage swim/playsuit patterns and I’ve always wondered what they might really look like – I love it! Maybe I’ll even make one this year!


  2. I have been remiss at visiting your blog. I’m sorry that is the case, but I’m stopping by to lavish you with praise. Your swimsuit IS UNREAL!! I love it. You are so #1!


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