Vintage Vogue 2761 – Polka Dot Realness!

by silverstah

in 1930s

Well, our play opens tonight – which means that all of my toiles have been turned into garments, and everything is fit and ready to go!  Now I get to play catchup and post some fun things.

This dress ended up being my absolute favorite – the combination of the dress design and the fabric made it the perfect little 1930′s day dress.  My post about the toile is here – here’s the finished product!

A few notes: the dress was done using a combination of vintage techniques, theatre techniques, and modern sewing techniques.  A colleague showed me a super easy way to do machine rolled hems on chiffon last year, so the sleeves are machine hemmed.  The skirt is hand-hemmed using hem tape (I love hem tape!).  All internal pieces are serged around the edges and then stitched, for durability and to give us the option to alter at a later date for another production.

Unfortunately, the pleats at the front and back don’t show up well in the chiffon – but it’s still super cute!

More images at my blog!

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trish May 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Lovely job! and, I couldn’t help noticing, awesome shoes!

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D'ellis May 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Love dress & pattern – would wear it in a flash if I could get into it!

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Becky May 25, 2012 at 9:50 pm

You did an amazing job! I love it! I have been trying to figure out if I can make that for myself. I’m pretty new to sewing so maybe I’ll put that on the “to do” list for later on :)

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Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns May 25, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Oh my, how exciting! I’m sure you’ll be relieved when it’s all over!

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silverstah May 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Yes and no – I’ve loved working on the projects, but the long hours in the shop are starting to be a little draining. I’m looking forward to some well deserved time off soon! :)

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