Vogue Dress V1531

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Buy the V1531 dress sewing pattern from Vogue® Patterns. This close-fitting lined dress has a deep cowl, front princess seams on the bodice and an open back.

Suggested fabrics: Wool crepe, ponte knit, crepe-back satin // Lining, Binding, Drawstrings: Georgette, crepe de chine.

Note: Unsuitable for obvious diagonals. Fabric requirement allows for nap, one-way design or shading. Extra fabric may be needed to match design or for shrinkage.

Sizing: AX5 (4-6-8-10-12), D5 (12-14-16-18-20), approx. UK sizes AX5 (4 – 8), D5 (8 – 16). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: One 14″ (36 cm) invisible zipper, one hook and eye, one cordstop.

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER format.

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Additional information


Jersey / Knits / Scuba, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Silk / Satin / Sateen


UK 4 / US 0 / EU 32, UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44

Sewing level


Make time

One to two days

Pattern format

PAPER AX5 (4-6-8-10-12), PAPER D5 (12-14-16-18-20)

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    Vogue Misses’ Cowl-Neck, Open-Back Dress 1531


    Pattern Description: Close-fitting lined dress has deep cowl that may be draped as desired, front princess seams on bodice, and open back.

    Pattern Sizing: 4-20, cut size 12

    Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

    Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes and no. In principle, Big 4 patterns have reasonable instructions, especially with the diagrams. However, I did struggle with understanding the finishing instructions. I really question the amount of hand-sewing they ask for.

    Adding the lining is a bit of a head-scratcher. I made a video demonstrating how I sewed it, which is available on my blog (see link below).

    I also struggled with the vent instructions, and so I ended up sewing it closed.

    What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the back, of course, and the cowl. Also the overall line, quite classy!

    Fabric Used: Medium weight poly crepe + stretch lining

    Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn’t use a drawstring for the cowl.
    Reduced CB by 1/2”, side seams by 3/8”, took out 2” wedge from the CB of the cowl, removed the vent.

    Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? It’s always easier the second time around, but I’m not sure if I need two of these in my wardrobe. But I love the end result, especially the fabric, and would absolutely recommend it.

    Conclusion: It’s a stunning pattern and with a bit of practice, can make a fab cocktail dress. More pictures and details on my blog Sewrendipity


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