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Blue & Pink Floral Summer Dress

I made this dress using Vintage Vogue Pattern V2962. I made quite a few alterations to the pattern, I took a bit of the fullness out of the halter neck & the skirt. I’m still thinking I should have taken a little more out of the halterneck as it’s a little puffy. I also added a tie to the halterneck (the pattern suggests using a loop & button). Finally the pattern called for the dress to be closed with a heap of tiny buttons… I did that once for my wedding dress & never again. So I used a zip instead.

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About the author: Hi! My name is Steph, during the day I’m a mechanical engineer, but one of my favourite hobbies is sewing. I’ve been sewing for about 6 or so years now & I spend most of my spare time sewing. The things I enjoy making the most are probably the most frivolous things, pretty dresses & evening gowns, but there are some practical things that I enjoy making, like tailored jackets. Lately I’ve really been enjoying learning about vintage techniques & couture techniques, & applying them in what I make. I also keep a blog, you can find it here: orchidsinmay.com

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  • sew vala September 4, 2011, 2:36 pm

    Gorgeous fabric, I think I would also go for the zip instead of buttons.

  • ProjectGirl September 4, 2011, 7:46 pm

    This is just so lovely. Your dresses are classy and lovely..the way they should be. You inspire me to start sewing! What basics do I need?

  • puu September 8, 2011, 9:00 am

    what a fabulous interpretation of this pattern. chic and clean and well-made and super-flattering.

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