1950s | Dresses

Vintage Vogue 8789 – (first post!)

April 12, 2012

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!

  1. 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!!

  2. 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 🙂

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