Vogue 8193

Monica attended an annual fashion show this weekend and wore Vogue 8193. Here are her thoughts on the pattern and the fabric.

I used Vogue Pattern 8193 with the ivory silk shantung (Early Spring 2007 mailer). The fabric was beautiful and elegant so I just wanted a simple pattern to show it off. I followed the instructions to the letter except I hemmed the blouse by hand instead of top stitching to give it a dressier look.

I had to alter the bust, shoulder and hip on the pattern. I used a combination of articles from Threads and Sandra Betzina’s Fast Fit: Easy Pattern Alterations for Every Figure. The pattern was simple and easy to follow and the fabric was very easy to sew. Even though Vogue lists the pattern as sportswear I think that the sleeves make the blouse elegant enough to use for dressy or formal attire. I love the finished product. I prefer the 3/4 length sleeves to the long sleeves.


  1. Roz
    March 28, 2007 / 3:11 pm

    Monica, thanks so much for sharing. It always helps to see how a pattern looks on a real person. Can’t wait to see your next great outfit. I also wanted to thank you for blogging and give you a 25% discount on your next purchase! Great job!

  2. Anonymous
    March 30, 2007 / 4:48 pm

    Monica,”YOU GO GIRL” You look great!!!I have often looked at this patterntrying to decide whether to buy it or not. After seeing it made,it may have to come home to be with its other Vogue family menbers. Iloved the skirt too!!! What pattern did you use for the skirt?Cynthia

  3. fabri-holic
    March 30, 2007 / 5:52 pm

    Thanks so much to my “Sisters in The Fabric” for your support.I had fun sewing the blouse The array of fabrics that you offer are just fabulous and I always enjoy the opportunity to share sewing experiences with both of you. I used Vogue 7832 for the skirt

  4. prestonsbaby
    April 1, 2007 / 8:03 pm

    Awesome! How fabulous that pattern looks. I was wondering when I would get a blog again, but I know you have been really busy. Well, as always you have the gift of GARBS! Keep it up and keep it real. Love ya

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