12.30.2017

Vogue 9253 : In the Boudoir!

oonaballoona | by marcy harriell | sewing | Vogue 9253 : In the Boudoir!

After 8 full days of hollering with family and friends, I am worded OUT! My brain is in need of the kind of recharge where you spend all day at home in a robe.

oonaballoona | by marcy harriell | sewing | Vogue 9253 : In the Boudoir!

Unfortunately, I’m not one to spend all day at home in a robe. It's problematic for me, on many levels.

oonaballoona | by marcy harriell | sewing | Vogue 9253 : In the Boudoir!

1: Robes in our house are historically not fancy enough. Yes, I can solve this problem. But, 
2: I don’t really sew things to chill in. And, most difficult of all, 
3: Even if I'm spending all day at home, I change clothes five to six times (to suit my mood, naturally). 

oonaballoona | by marcy harriell | sewing | Vogue 9253 : In the Boudoir!

So I need like nine fancy robes to have the appropriate amount of viable options for a day spent in "a" robe. (Rob calls it my costume change. I sort of look up, perplexed, from whatever I'm doing, shake my curls, and stomp merrily off, while he calls out costume change! )

Luckily, I tricked myself into sewing one fancy robe. I'm set for coffee and/or cocktail hour, at least.


Vogue 9253 has now been made by the entirety of the sewing population. (Please dispute this fact in the comments so that we may enable you to climb on board.) I don't think I've seen it in a sheer yet, though! This silk chiffon, gauzy metallic beastie was actually made (and worn!) for the stage, accompanied by a little black tank and short shorts. Rob thought it looked like I was heading straight from the boudoir to the theater, but I was singing “Cabaret” in a cabaret (how meta), so it fit the bill. After the concert, I thought I’d wear it over jeans to document it for the Mood Sewing Network, but since its debut appearance, I’ve been swanning about in it solely behind closed doors.

oonaballoona | by marcy harriell | sewing | Vogue 9253 : In the Boudoir!

At that point, I’d made the pattern several times, so I decided to whip this thing up in under 24 hours (as evidenced by that handy pictorial diary, instagram). The whole shebang is baby french seamed, so all those exposed seams look neat in a sheer fabric. At the eleventh hour (literally) I decided to add a design element to the sleeves: ties & loops made of plain 1/4 inch black twill. They're untied here. I may add some more twill to CF for a tie closure.

oonaballoona | by marcy harriell | sewing | Vogue 9253 : In the Boudoir!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some recharging to do. (That probably means sewing.)

oonaballoona | by marcy harriell | sewing | Vogue 9253 : In the Boudoir!

(Or maybe just twirling.)

Happy New Year, folks! May you have good reason to swan about in a robe (or seven) for a bit.

33 comments:

  1. I just might be hanging around all day in a robe today, thanks for the inspiration! ~Ali

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  2. you're looking smashing in this one! I'm actually making a robe for a friend this very moment, from burda pattern that i usualy use.. fun fact: the same friend is visiting from usa over holidays, and per my request she brought me vogue pattern 9253 so i can be the one of cool kids for once, and make one (or seven) of those gorgeous dresses for me

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    1. I can't wait to see you in this pattern!! And that robe is delicious. I wish I were your US friend coming for a visit...

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    2. i bought the fabric already (but lets face it, no need to sew it before april, as it's full on winter here at the moment)..
      i wish you were my us friend coming for a visit, that would be insanely fun :D fingers crossed it does happen one day! you're welcome anytime (and rob too).. and i totally can't be a serbian friend visiting any of you in the states, as no way in hell i'd ever get the visa hehe (but who knows, maybe one day that changes too)

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  3. Interesting take on this very popular pattern! It's lovely!

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    1. Thank you Carolyn! I wanted to mix it up, of course ;)

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  4. Beautiful and a great take on this very popular pattern.

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  5. That. Is flippin gorgeous. Makes a grand robe! So lovely in the sheer
    (I haven't made it yet. But I figure that's ok, because while I sew and an happily voyeuristic, I don't really comment or be, you know, a *part* of the community. So I figure that's my out, because me and v9253? Our shapes... Not compatible I think)

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    1. Thanks Janet! You might want to try it out if it's on sale...I swear it works on errrrrybody!

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  6. Ermagerd I did not know of this!! I need a sheer robe to swan about on stage in singing Weimar songs to and have been wondering what pattern to go with, having enough embroidered net in my stash to dress the entire cast of Swanning About in a Fancy robe - The Musical!! I love the shape of this. Thank you I will hunt it down and Happy New Year <3

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    1. GIRL YES YOU DO. Also, please make that musical.

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    2. You WILL be the star, we WILL win a Tony, at least one, maybe five, definitely for Best Actress, best Song and Costumes!!!

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  7. I HAVE NOT MADE V9253! Or even bought it. Or even considered it! There. Out of the closet.

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    1. I INVITE YOU TO JOIN THE CULT!!!! The water is fine!

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  8. Beautiful robe to swan about in or sing Cabaret in. Hope you have time to recharge your batteries (or at least, let yourself spend time recharging your batteries). Happy New Year.

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    1. Got a smidgen of time, in which I semi let myself recharge ;)). Thank you Mary, and happy new year!

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  9. I"m hanging around in PJs all day, which is my dream come true! ;) Hope you have a really wonderful 2018, my dear!

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  10. If I had a robe as nice as yours, I’d swan about all day too. That pattern is going on my 2018 to do list, as is the concept of frequent wardrobe changes. Thanks for the inspiration:)

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    1. It's an excellent concept. It's like a reset every time you do a costume change.

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  11. I had never seen or heard of this Pattern before now but now I feel a desperate need for it in a sheer silk. Beautiful!

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  12. Thanks Marcie for the great post. Enjoy the holidays and recharge your batteries in YOUR way. Thanks for all the posts. Happy New Year Ellen x

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  13. Great choice of fabric for the pattern. It looks very beautiful. Happy new year!

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i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied, if not always written!