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Pattern Review: Vogue 1875

Threads #220, Winter 2022
Tested and sewn by Jane Headley, Wakefield, Rhode Island. Vogue 1875, View B. Fabric: cotton shirting, EmmaOneSock.com

High/Low Peplum


Skill Level:

Rated Average by Vogue Patterns. Some steps require precision and patience, such as marking unusually shaped pieces, distributing gathers, and stitching a narrow hem.

Size Range and Fitting:

Misses’ 8 to 26 for busts 31-1/2 inches to 48 inches and waists 24 inches to 41-1/2 inches. Pattern pieces are included to fit bust cup sizes A, B, C, and D.


close up on hidden button placket on blouse

Vogue suggests poplin, broadcloth, charmeuse, or cotton shirting. If you prefer the peplum to fall in soft folds, consider a choice with drape, such as a rayon fabric.

Style and Sewing Details:

This striking blouse has a fitted bodice and waistband, offset by a full peplum. The bodice features a stand-up collar and straight front princess seams that begin at the neckline and end 1-1/4 inches from the side seams at the waistband. There is a hidden button placket at center front. The peplum has a high-low hemline. There are two sleeve options: three-piece, elbow-length leg o’mutton sleeves gathered into 2-1/2-inch-wide cuffs, or one-piece, full-length straight sleeves with double pleats set into 2-inch-wide buttoned cuffs. The back has traditional curved armscye princess seams.

  • The upper sleeve pattern piece for View A is missing a circle mark on one side. The illustration for step 35 shows a break in gathering at this point. Be sure to add this necessary match point to distribute the sleeve cap ease properly.
  • The hem instructions direct you to stitch along the hemline, press up the hem allowance, trim close to the stitching, then turn it up again and sew. Our tester recommends an additional step. After stitching and pressing up the hem allowance, but before trimming, stitch through the two layers close to the fold. This ensures the hem rolls up easily before the final stitching row.

Vogue 1875 version 2 illustrated

This review was originally published in Threads #220, Winter 2022. Have you made this pattern? If so, be sure to share pictures in our Readers Closet gallery.

Photos: Jack Deutsch. Illustrations: Cassandra Bernier.


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