Vintage Vogue V2902

by iorhael

in 1950s

Hey there!

I wanted to share with you my first dress made from a vintage pattern, which is incidentally the first dress I ever did for me! :) I made this for my themed birthday party last year, since I’m a huge fan of the 50s. I try to wear it as much as I can, but I have to admit I’m still not confident enough to wear it regularly. So I just take it out of the closet anytime I have an excuse to do so! :)

The pattern is Vintage Vogue 2902 (Misses/Misses petite). I had to make a size 10 although I usually wear size 6… I also made a petticoat based on a tutorial on Burda Style.

After a few adjustements on the bust (reduced the chest, widenened the waist and moved the darts), I think it looks pretty decent! I have also shortened it by 8 inches to get a more modern length (below knees).

I’ll definitely sew more vintage dresses from now on! For more pictures and informations (in French, sorry!), you can go to my blog, La couture de Lardon.

 

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Cynthia June 26, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I love your bulldog (also the dress is very pretty)!

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Katherine June 26, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Welcome onboard! Happy to have you join us :D

You definitely need to wear this dress more often – very pretty! The blue and white is a classic combination. Nice work!

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EmSewCrazy June 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Absolutely lovely!! Great color combination!! Looks like a super fun dress to wear!

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Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns June 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Oh, so cute! I love the ruffly petticoat underneath, and the whole effect is charming.

Happy sewing!

Katrina

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iorhael June 27, 2012 at 8:31 am

Thank you girls ! :)

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Butterfly June 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm

The dress looks beautifull! And I’m envious of the petitcoat :)

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Anni June 27, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Such a gorgeous dress! Extra points for great choice of fabric. :)

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iorhael June 28, 2012 at 3:27 am

*blushing*

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