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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”ย  and it suited me perfectly. This is the first time I’ve inserted aย  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!

About the author: I’m Cait, a beginner-ish sewist who loves and wears vintage and handmade clothes on a daily basis.

{ 12 comments… add one }
  • Katherine April 12, 2012, 8:39 pm

    Welcome aboard – so glad you’ve joined us ๐Ÿ˜€

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

  • Leslie April 12, 2012, 9:20 pm

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

  • Debi April 13, 2012, 1:12 am

    FANTASTIC! Great dress!

  • Miss Ava Kitten April 13, 2012, 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, 3:14 am

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

  • gwynndolyn April 13, 2012, 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sue April 13, 2012, 9:09 am

    Looks lovely! makes me inspired to try that pattern. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dee April 13, 2012, 11:15 am

    Very pretty! What a nice result!

  • Lizzy April 13, 2012, 11:33 am

    Very pretty!!! I like how you did your hair and the gloves ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cynthia April 13, 2012, 12:37 pm

    You look precious!

  • parismegs April 13, 2012, 4:15 pm

    What a great dress….and your styling is fabulous ๐Ÿ™‚

  • prttynpnk April 15, 2012, 6:32 am

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

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