Vintage Vogue 8789 – (first post!)

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!

• Meet the Author • itsalovelyday


I'm Cait, a beginner-ish sewist who loves and wears vintage and handmade clothes on a daily basis.


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12 comments… add one

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

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

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

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  • FANTASTIC! Great dress!

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  • 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!!

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

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

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  • Very pretty! What a nice result!

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

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  • You look precious!

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

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

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