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Vogue 7521 Fit for a Queen

Vogue 7521 Dress front
It's been a while since I posted anything that I've made myself.  I haven't been sewing too much lately, and what I have been sewing has been a lot of odd jobs for other people.  But I always love sewing prom formals, and I've sewn two this season, which may help me get my sewing groove back.  This one is Vogue 7521 which my daughter chose for her senior prom. 
Dress back
This is a really nice classic pattern.  It has both a halter and criss-cross back option.  This took 3-1/2 yards of 60" wide fabric, and with my zipper, pattern, fabric, I made it for under $20! 

Dress front close-up.
It went together quite easily, and had I not tried to insert bra cups in it, it would have taken me just a few hours.  I had originally inserted some gel type bra cups in it, and just as I was nearly finished with the dress, I inadvertently stuck one of the cups with a pin, and oil came oozing out all over!  Horror of horrors!  You should never wash satin, as it spots easily, but I had no choice.  I removed the punctured bra cup, and threw the dress in the sink with some Dawn dishwashing detergent.  I hung it to dry overnight, praying that I hadn't ruined the whole thing, and luckily, the next morning, there was no sign of the disaster.  I would not recommend using gel cups ever!

Dress side- held in place with dress tape.
Be aware that this dress is not designed to be worn with a bra.  So, we purchased dress tape to hold it in place at the sides.  It worked, and she had a wonderful prom, culminating with her being crowned Prom Queen! 
Prom Queen Alyssa in her Vogue 7521 dress
At the Prom with a handsome date.
The only issue that I had with the pattern was that when it came time to hem, it was really too short!  My daughter is just 5 feet 6 inches, which is supposed to be the height that patterns are designed for, so I didn't think to even check.  The hem was longer at the sides, and I had to trim off about 3 inches at the sides to get it to match the front and the back.  I'm sure that was related to the weight of the satin on the bias. 
She would have liked to have worn high heels with it, as her date is quite tall, but it wasn't to be this time.  If I make this dress again for her, I would add 4 inches to the length.

The Queen Mum with the Queen

Comfortable enough to bake brunch in!
I think it's a great dress pattern, and easy to sew if you avoid the pitfalls that I've mentioned above.  The dress looked great the whole night, and was comfortable for dancing.  I would highly recommend it!


  1. One look, and I was mesmerized by your daughter looking regally chic in her prom gown! Congratulations to her for being prom queen.

  2. That last photo of your daughter is so cute!!!

  3. So beautiful! I love the color, and the dress looks fabulous on your daughter.

  4. your daughter has exquistie taste, and the dress is just gorgeous on her!! Great job!!

  5. Beautiful color and fabric!!!
    This suits your daughter's complexion perfectly

  6. These gowns are lovely. Can anyone recommend patterns that show a little less skin. We come from a more conservative little town in central Kansas.

  7. Very very nice... I have been looking for this pattern for some time, under the original name by Emenuel Ungaro Vogue paris orignal 1135, now I see this which is wonderful pattern 7521, yet I still can't get one for myself.... the gown is beautiful your daughter looks very nice in it.

  8. Very very nice... I have been looking for this pattern for some time, under the original name by Emenuel Ungaro Vogue paris orignal 1135, now I see this which is wonderful pattern 7521, yet I still can't get one for myself.... the gown is beautiful your daughter looks very nice in it.


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