Vogue 8767 – Dress and Jacket

by silverstah on May 13, 2012 · 8 comments

in 1930s



In this post I shared the toile I made up using Vogue 8767 – a late 30′s jacket and dress combo.  The fitting on the actress went beautifully – the only thing I had to do was nip the jacket in at the waist a little bit.

Done in a lightweight silk jacquard – which was great for the dress, but proved to be far too thin for the jacket.  I ended up using fusible lightweight interfacing on the front and back peplum pieces, and flat-lined the body and sleeves to some medium-weight lining fabric.  It seems to have given the jacket enough body and structure.  Hooray!

And: just for fun, all of the toiles hanging out together before the fittings earlier this week.  (The fifth is on a hanger in the back – not enough dress forms!)  They look like a lively bunch, eh? :)







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Jayne May 14, 2012 at 1:40 am

Gosh, I wish I had the luxury of making . I have barely have enough time to get all the costumes made for dress rehearsals. Yours look gorgeous enough to wear.


Jayne May 14, 2012 at 1:41 am

Weird, the word ‘toile’ disappeard from my post


silverstah May 15, 2012 at 10:59 am

Some things I don’t toile – but these fitted dresses I just HAVE to. One of my actors has pattern-perfect measurements and I’ve barely had to tweak – the other is super curvy, though, and needed a lot of adjustments.


Cara13 May 14, 2012 at 11:33 am

Wow, that’s just gorgeous! I have this pattern in my stash. It looks snazzy in red :)


Stephanie May 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Yummy! After you first posted the toile, I just had to snap up a copy of Vogue 8767!


Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns May 15, 2012 at 12:28 am

Oh, adorable! The final collection of costumes is going to be amazing.

Happy sewing,



Pippa May 17, 2012 at 3:40 pm

This looks lovely. x


silverstah May 19, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Thank you!


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