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Vintage Vogue 1137

Hello ladies!  This is my first post, after belonging to the site for years.  I recently sewed a couple of Vintage Vogue 1137, it’s a very popular pattern, and has great lines – the neck is very graceful, and if you happen to be a short-waisted, sway-backed, sloped-shoulder femme it should fit you nicely with little alterations!  Alas, the ‘vintage-ness’ didn’t really translate to the end result.  I used a very modern fabric, something my sister nailed as “Banana-Republic-ish,” and didn’t have time to make a belt before I took off on my “escaping the broken heart” world tour. 

However, these dresses worked hard and well!  I’ve never got more compliments on anything I’ve made, and they took me from editorial meetings in NYC, late nights in Mexico City and  brisk games of boule in Newport, RI.

I recently restarted my blog and I’ll be posting more vintage inspired garments there.


{ 8 comments… add one }
  • Lizzy December 4, 2010, 2:28 pm

    WOW! it great! you did a great job, it fits you perfect!

  • Nadia December 4, 2010, 2:47 pm

    The fit, the fabric — oh my!

  • home made gorgeous December 4, 2010, 2:55 pm

    This is a gorgeous dress, I love it! Such a classic shape and fits perfectly 🙂 Sarah

  • Allison December 4, 2010, 4:42 pm

    wow stunning! where's your poolside cocktail party now? you would fit right it.

  • Tigerlounge December 4, 2010, 7:04 pm

    Thanks for the nice comments! I also made one in a red / white colorway, but it disintegrated from overuse… and I have no pics of it.

  • Anonymous December 5, 2010, 3:51 am

    Wow! I have this pattern (still uncut) and would never have guessed it could look so good. Thank you for inspiring me to make it sooner rather than later!

    – Jenny

  • Isis December 5, 2010, 7:38 am

    I'm working on this dress right now, so it's nice to see it made up. It suits you very well and I love the fabric!

  • Sarah Elaine December 8, 2010, 11:18 am

    Great Dress! I made the jacket, but have never made the dress! Really wonderful!

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