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. Hello! So glad I found this blog, the bathing suit looks amazing. I was wondering if you could share your insights about scaling the scan of the pattern layout to a real size.. How did you do that? I have the same problem with another pattern, and would really appreciate the steps..:)


    1. MayaDevi, Thank you so much for your kind words! My “method” was rather simplistic, but I’ll write up a quick post about it in case it can help you, or anyone else, out of a similar jam. Watch this space! 🙂


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