Mail Order 9140

by parismegs on January 28, 2012 · 6 comments

in Vintage Sewing

I have just taken a pic of my latest creation, Mail order 9140 – view A.

I used op shop fabric and vintage buttons.  The pattern is size 14 1/2, came together very easily, and the final result looks just like the pattern envelope.  I made no changes to the pattern, and am so happy with the fit of the darts etc. that I am going to use this pattern as the template for a new sloper.  My other sloper does not fit as well as this dress.  I love the look of the fabric, with the border in the jacket and the bottom of the dress.  I love the cross-over neck fastening.

I had curled my hair overnight, and I must say, I felt very elegant and fabulous as I walked to work.  I love dressing like a lady!

As usual, more info on my blog.

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PepperReed January 28, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Lovely!! Mail order patterns are so great and your hair looks wonderful!


Amanda January 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm

This is so fab! And the hair- the perfect finishing touch :D


Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns January 29, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Such an adorable ensemble! You look completely vintage, and you did a great job sewing it!

Happy sewing,



Katherine January 29, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I love this – the placement of the motifs is really eye-catching. Nice work! :D


FiftiesFrocks January 29, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Wow I love it – the fabric is wonderful. I want one….


parismegs January 30, 2012 at 5:49 am

Thanks so much for your feedback – it is really appreciated :-)


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