Floral Explosion: Vogue 1716

Vogue 1716 Sewing Pattern

If you have been into fashion in the last few years you may have seen a gorgeous Instagram influencer, Victoria Fox. Check her out here. She showcases some stunning outfits. Very classy looks that I can’t get enough of. Before I knew who she was a saw this picture on Pinterest and knew I wanted to make something like this. I later found two other looks of hers that were very similar.

I love the traditional suit in such a bold feminine print. So I decided to make my version. I wanted mine a little more subtle but still have a big impact. When I saw this large floral Mega Garden After Nightfall from the Fabric Snob on a black field I knew it was what I wanted.

I mean I am a sucker for large florals! Can you tell? Here is a slideshow of some of my floral creations!

Now I just needed the perfect suit pattern. I wanted something traditional with not too many seams or embellishments. I also wanted a fitted pant and a jacket that would look similar to my inspiration with a belt. After reviewing line drawing after line drawing of suit patterns Vogue 1716 was it. It had the silhouette I was looking for and no embellishments. 

Oddly I can’t say I was all that enthusiastic about this suit when I saw the cover picture on the pattern.


I liked the sparkle but just was not sure about the fit. Unfortunately, sometimes the pictures deceive you. One of the reasons I do blog posts on patterns is so others that are thinking about making a pattern can see it in another way to see if they may want to make it. I also review them on PatternReview.com so check out my profile over there. Pattern Review Profile

Overall this pattern was so nice and easy to make. My last suit was not as successful so you are always shy to jump back on the horse after a project does not go as great as you hoped. I am glad I jumped back on with this one.

There were no big hiccups and it went together quickly. If you are looking for your first suit pattern, this may be it. I am planning to make more suits with this pattern. The pants are a quick make and feature a side zip which I love. Side zips keep your tummy area smoother. These pants fit just perfectly. The only change I made was my normal lengthening for my 6′ height.

Here are some details from my Pattern Review on www.patternreview.com

Pattern Description: Semi-fitted, double breasted blazer with matching tie belt, two-piece sleeve with working vent, welt pockets with flap. Fitted, contoured, waist cropped pants have invisible side zipper.


Pattern Sizing:Semi-fitted it fits true to size
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes!


Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes!


What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Very easy quick sew for a blazer.


Fabric Used: Cotton


Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Only lengthened the pants and the sleeves.


Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes and I plan to!


Conclusion: I really love this pattern! If you need a suit with this shape, make it!

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5 Comments

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    odetosew
    March 4, 2021 at 11:34 am

    Amazing! You did a wonderful job on your suit. I’m with Vernesa-I need this pattern too, and I might also need a floral version sewn up to wear out somewhere, someday…thanks for the inspiration!

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      Leah26
      April 3, 2021 at 8:42 am

      Ahh thank you so much!! Do it! It is such an unexpected look.

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    Vernesa S
    March 3, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    Love your version. Before seeing your post, I looked at this pattern on the site today and passed it because of the sequins. Your version has inspired me. I need this pattern.

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      Leah26
      April 3, 2021 at 8:43 am

      Go for it!!! It is is so fun!

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    Vicki
    March 3, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    This looks very pretty, love the big floral material,

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