Vintage Sewing

vintage gown

November 7, 2007
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I came across these pics while cleaning off space for my laptop. This was my first attempt at an adult size vintage pattern. It was for my little sister’s homecoming dance. I had to make 3 muslins to get it right. I even found some amazing vintage costume jewelry to pull it all together. Not pictured is the bolero jacket to match. It was gorgeous!

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  1. Lovely! It is refreshing to see a young woman in an age appropriate dress. It is sophisticated and yet retains a sweet youthfulness.

    You did a wonderful job! The color choices are great, perfect for her skin tones, and the style of the dress.

    THIS is the perfect use of a vintage pattern done up without looking like it stepped out of the time warp. Bravo!

  2. I can’t believe I missed this! Gorgeous! Could you tell me what pattern number it is? I’d like to keep an eye out for it if possible.

  3. Tina S. ~ I sold the pattern on ebay after I used it…I saw it somewhere recently for sale on a vintage pattern site. I will try to find it again and post soon.

    Thanks so much for the kind comments. I was so happy my lil’sis’ let me make this gown for her. I was so tired of seeing her go in sequined backless numbers. Not appropriate for a 15 yr old in my eyes.

  4. Ohhhh! So lovely! I’m so sad that the pattern number is missing! Gorgeous, and good on ya for having the patience to do 3 muslins! Holy cow!

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