My DIY: Wedding Guest High Low Dress + Butterick 5748 & Vogue 9252 Review

Happy Saturday Lovelies!
Floral Print High-Low Dress (I made)
Fabric: via Etsy, similar print HERE
Pattern: Butterick 5748 & Vogue 9252
Zara Gold Metallic Sandals (HERE)
MAC "Tailored to Tease" Lipstick (HERE)
How are you all doing? I am so excited to share this wedding guest outfit that i made for my friend's wedding ceremony last month. In this last post HERE I share what I made and wore for the Traditional Nigerian ceremony. Today's post features what I made and wore for the church ceremony/reception. This dress is absolutely one of my favorite makes till date. I just love every single detail about it, from the purple color (my fave color) to the bold floral print, the high low skater style to the cute little bows on the sleeves. I literally finished making it about an hour before I had to leave for the ceremony...ha ha! Was it easy to make? Heck No! It was definitely a labor of love but I really appreciate the end result. I love  all the little details that I added to make the dress unique. Which reminds me of why I love sewing, I enjoy the overall sewing process from picking the fabric to selecting the style to make, adding different notions and special details to create a garment that is one of a kind. I simply paired the dress with a pair of gold strappy sandals from Zara.
For those that sew, I explained in detail the process I used to make this dress in the pattern review below. And do not hesitate to ask questions or clarifications...:)
Pattern Review: Butterick 5748 & Vogue 9252
Pattern Description: Lined, sleeveless dress has close-fitting bodice.
Close-fitting dress has front and back princess seams lined bodice, in seam pockets and high-low hemline
Pattern Sizing: I cut a size 16 but I had to make some adjustments since I lost some inches all over my body.
Fabric Used: I used a 100% cotton wax fabric from this Etsy store. Lining is from my stash, I think it's this posh lining from Joanns.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Both patterns are super easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the scoop neckline detail of Butterick 5748. The voluminous high-low skirt with pockets of Vogue 9252 is a winner in my books.  I really like how the combination of the 2 patterns turned out.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made?  I made quite a lot of changes. I used Butterick 5748 to make the bodice of the dress. I modified it to the petite version by following the instruction on the pattern piece to accommodate for my short torso. I also moved the side zipper to the back and shaved off about 2 inches of the back seam. I added about 1.5 inches to raise the back scoop neckline. As for the Vogue 9252 pattern, I only used the skirt pattern pieces. I eliminated the middle seams that matched the princess seam of its bodice by taping the seam allowance (5/8'') together, therefore it became 1 front pattern piece (instead of 2 pattern pieces) and the back became 2 pattern piece instead of 4. I added the pockets but lined the skirts as well and added horsehair braid to the hem to give the skirt more volume. One last thing I did was to draft a cold shoulder sleeves and made bows to add some "oomph" to the sleeves.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes & Yes! I love both dress patterns, I will definitely be making both again. I would recommend both patterns especially for special occasions like weddings.
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Photos taken by Sandra A.


  1. Beautiful dress and great idea to modify bodice. I made the vogue pattern and your modification has inspired me to use for a fall look. Also, thanks for the link to this beautiful fabric. Can’t wait to try.

  2. How sweet of you to share the DIY.I appreciate it.


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