The Year Is Still New Reversible Cocktail Dress

reversible dress, both options

Reversible cocktail dress, with exposed zipper

Hello We Sew Retro community!  This is my first post here, as this is my first vintage pattern for years.  I’ve been enjoying following this blog for the past few months; you seamsters are aMAZing!

I made this dress using Vogue pattern 5538, which I had received in a pattern swap in November. I used a curtain, which had two distinctly different sides. Instead of deciding one over the other, I decided to make the dress reversible.

Vogue Pattern 5538

Vogue Pattern 5538, with curtain used for dress

The exposed zipper on the black side was green so that I could also then use the existing hem from the curtain. Color-blocking in the most basic of fashions.

I’m not sure if I’ll do the bolero with the remaining curtain fabric. I have a beaded piece that I’d like to use with the fabric because they go so well together. I’ll keep you posted. :)

More details on my blog: The Seek Speak

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Seeks is someone who can't manage to sit still. She has her hands in multiple pots, always finding things to keep her busy. Her biggest passions are food (especially food she can eat), health, sewing, crafts, art, and being a geek. Yay science! Yay comics! You can try to keep up with her randomness at her blog, The Seek Speak.


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