A review of Vogue 9328 sewing pattern

I made my version of Vogue 9328 sewing pattern for my birthday last year. Its a new tradition I started the year before, to make myself a new dress for my birthday!

I spend the majority of my sewing time making versions of styles I am developing for my pattern range. Much as I love developing patterns and testing out variations,  sometimes its good to break away and just make something totally unrelated to my pattern range.  So for birthdays I’ve decided to make a pattern that I just like and would wear to go out for a meal.

Vogue 9328 sewing pattern review from Bobbins and Buttons

Its approaching birthday season for the females in my household which was what made me think about posting this. I then spotted all the chat on instagram about the article written by someone who appeared to think they have the authority to tell ladies of a certain age the “fashion rules”!! So I hereby stand with my fellow #sewover50 ladies loud and proud in my floral dress, which apparently is a big no no!

Vogue 9328 sewing pattern review from Bobbins and Buttons

The pattern is Vogue 9328 which has several sleeve options including long bishop sleeves. It has two skirt length options and a large cutaway at the back. I decided to omit the cutaway. The cutaway isn’t really something the style needs in my opinion and I wasn’t sure it was really me, so I simply filled in the hole and ran the zip up the centre back.

I made the dress in a beautiful Lady McElroy viscose/elastane fabric from my online shop. The fabric worked perfectly, it has a lovely weight about it making the skirt drape well. It has a slightly silky, cool nature making it feel lovely to wear. Elastane just enhances the comfort especially as the bodice is semi-fitted.

Vogue 9328 sewing pattern review from Bobbins and Buttons

Vogue 9328 is described as an easy pattern. I always maintain a pattern is only easy if the fitting isn’t complicated. Knowing the fit adjustments I usually need to do I thought I might need to make a full bust adjustment. I made a toile without any alterations. To my surprise the fit was good so I made it straight from the pattern.

Indeed Vogue 9328 is easy to make. I like the method for finishing the neckline which is bound and then seamed at the centre front. This makes it easy to achieve a perfect ‘V’.

The style has inseam pockets. I wouldn’t naturally think a style like this would have pockets or really need them, but it turns out I love pockets in every style!

Vogue 9328 sewing pattern review from Bobbins and Buttons

Vogue 9328 sewing pattern review from Bobbins and Buttons

The gently fluted sleeves are pretty and feminine. I’m sure that’s probably another no no at my age. All in all I love the dress, it feels great to wear and I feel good wearing it, no matter what the “fashion rules” are!!

Vogue 9328 sewing pattern review from Bobbins and Buttons


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Julia Claridge

I was about 6 or 7 years old when I had my first go on a sewing machine, it was an old hand crank machine that my mum used with her patients, she was an occupational therapist. I still vividly remember watching with amazement as the tiny perfectly formed stitches were created as I turned the handle. I Grew up in the 70’s and 80’s when buying clothes was less affordable and dressmaking was an answer to updating your wardrobe more regularly. My own mother was a talented dressmaker who made most of my clothes and my sisters clothes as well as a many for herself. I soon got involved with making my clothes, I loved the whole experience of picking out fabrics, trims and a pattern to create a new outfit, then going home to make a new garment or outfit. When it came to leaving school I visited a careers advisor who asked what I wanted to do next. My answer was ..Sew! Read more...


  1. Lilly Bolden on September 26, 2021 at 1:37 am

    I think that your dress is beautiful! Who has the cahones to tell us what we can’t wear?

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