Vintage Vogue 8789 – (first post!)

by itsalovelyday on April 12, 2012 · 12 comments

in 1950s,Dresses

Hello all,

I whipped up this easy little number for Easter from Vintage Vogue 8789. The instructions were clear and the pattern was very simple to follow. I skipped the cumberbund because I didn’t want it to have too much of a homemade look.


The skirt is so incredibly full, I didn’t have a petticoat as large as I wanted so I call this a ‘baby poof’. I was pleased that it ended up looking like the illustration and fitting without much alteration.

Pincurls and all!


I used a basic cotton – you can’t really tell in this photo but the fabric has white polka dots as well. I raised the waistline about 3/4”  and it suited me perfectly. This is the first time I’ve inserted a  zipper into a side seam and it wasn’t nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. I hope to make a few different versions of this dress for summer vacation.

Happy sewing!

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Katherine April 12, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Welcome aboard – so glad you’ve joined us :D

Have to say: I am madly in love with your clock!


Leslie April 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Beautiful! I’m gonna have to try that pattern. It looks great on you!


Debi April 13, 2012 at 1:12 am

FANTASTIC! Great dress!


Miss Ava Kitten April 13, 2012 at 2:58 am

Stunning – unfortunately I cannot get away with this colour but its looks great on you. PS – Like Katherine above, I am madly in love with your clock too!!


LadyD April 13, 2012 at 3:14 am

Looks fab…I’m rather tempted by the pattern now.


gwynndolyn April 13, 2012 at 7:17 am

You look great. Just like you stepped out of an old movie. And I think it was a good thing to omit the cumberbund. The white gloves are a nice touch…I just wish I could see the shoes too :)


Sue April 13, 2012 at 9:09 am

Looks lovely! makes me inspired to try that pattern. :)


Dee April 13, 2012 at 11:15 am

Very pretty! What a nice result!


Lizzy April 13, 2012 at 11:33 am

Very pretty!!! I like how you did your hair and the gloves :)


Cynthia April 13, 2012 at 12:37 pm

You look precious!


parismegs April 13, 2012 at 4:15 pm

What a great dress….and your styling is fabulous :-)


prttynpnk April 15, 2012 at 6:32 am

This is lovely- the shape, the fabric- wonderful choice!


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