My obsession with vintage reproduction patterns continues

by Laura Mae on November 19, 2011 · 5 comments

in 1940s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

I love when the opportunity to dress up presents itself!

I attended the opera this past Wednesday evening, so I had to pull out this gown (made for a gala event in 2009).  The pattern is from Eva Dress, originally Vogue 6111 from 1947.

Now that winter weather is here, I am rediscovering all of my long-sleeved dresses.

This dress was made using a pattern purchased from the Vintage Pattern Lending Library.  And I cannot wait to make up another version – the peplum version is calling out to me!

As much as I adore the Vogue and Butterick reproductions, it feels good to support the smaller companies that provide these beauties.

More pictures may be found over at my blog Lilacs & Lace, here and here.

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hulagirl November 19, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Love the second dress, so classy. Is it from the 40′s?


Laura Mae November 29, 2011 at 1:53 am

Hula Girl – You are correct (they are actually both designs from the 1940s)!


puu November 20, 2011 at 8:57 am

more stunning work, laura mae! thank you so much for sharing it!


Ande November 20, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Fantastic! Great work! Proving great design is timeless!


Atomic Mum November 20, 2011 at 9:26 pm

You look lovely and so do the dresses.


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