Vogue 6744…

by parismegs

in 1960s,Vintage Sewing

I am excited to share another dress with you …

I used a lovely weighty stretch satin, with the nicest leopard print I have seen in a long time.  I think it is an early 60s pattern, but Vintage Pattern Wiki couldn’t help me – I would love to know the year…

The construction went smoothly, however the cape thingy and the facings were a little fiddly.  I don’t usually use facings, I use self fabric bindings instead, because I think facings add unnecessary bulk.

I made this dress for a special occasion – I was very fortunate to be awarded a scholarship towards my study costs for this year…YAY!!!

I can now go on the fashion study tour this year, which is going to Barcelona, Paris, and London in September – to say I can’t wait is a MASSIVE understatement :-)

My very fave red patent leather shoes and (fake) belt look great with the fabric, just the right splash of colour.

I hope you are all having a lovely Easter…feel free to stop by my blog

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Claire April 6, 2012 at 7:13 am

Congrats on your scholarship! I’m a student too, and it’s nice to see people succeeding even though times are tough.

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blackberry April 7, 2012 at 10:29 am

Love the fabric. Happy Easter.

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Tracy May 4, 2012 at 3:22 am

A lovely dress – the red shoes and belt compliment the fabric wonderfully. I’m adding this pattern to my wishlist!

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