Finished Vogue 8728

by AStitchingOdyssey on September 14, 2012 · 7 comments

in 1940s

I finished this dress back in June, using reproduction vintage Vogue 8728, but fell out of love with it for a couple of reasons. However, I’ve decided to embrace it for the comfortable day dress that it is and I’m so glad I did, because it tends to get a lot of compliments!

The pattern is easy enough to follow and the construction is pretty simple, especially is you use jersey and omit the zip. I love omitting zips! However, I did find that it has A LOT of ease…does anyone else agree? This could be because I used jersey instead of a woven fabric, but nonetheless, I had to cut out the smallest size on top and then take in even more ease. I know my shoulders are narrow and my waist is small, but I’m not smaller than a size 8 for crying out loud!?! So anyway, there was some tweaking as I went along with this one, but tweaking jersey is never too taxing and is quite forgiving in my opinion.

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I accidentally got hooked on sewing in 2009 and now I'm obsessed with stacks of patterns and fabrics to work through. I'm particularly drawn to vintage patterns - mostly from the 1930s and 1940s, some 1950s and the occasional 1960s.

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Bessie Miller September 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Beautiful dress, and I love your belt! :D


Debbie September 14, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Love that sleeve. I had a similar style, but with peasant type sleeves in the early 70s and liked it so much I used it for my wedding dress.
It certainly makes a nice line for a person with the shape for it.


ShanniLoves... September 15, 2012 at 8:32 am

The fabric is beautiful! Wish I had that dress in my closet!


WendyBee September 15, 2012 at 10:39 am

Lovely dress! It strikes me as very versatile, suitable for a variety of occasions. Thanks for sharing.


Evie September 15, 2012 at 11:28 am

I love the print! Very cute.


EmSewCrazy September 15, 2012 at 11:56 am

I really like it! Especially the bodice.


Marie September 15, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Thanks very much all!


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