Red Floral 1940s Vintage Vogue 2787

by Viola on December 13, 2012 · 15 comments

in 1940s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

Vintage Vouge 2787

I was very excited to make this dress. Its ironic that the 1940s is one of my favorite eras and I haven’t successfully made an authentic forties dress before this one.

I used vintage vouge 2787. I love the S-shape on the front! That was what originally drew me to this pattern. The pattern was straightforward and I didn’t have any real problems, it did however, challenge me with sewing even curved lines. The gathering on the shoulder was modified and I had to pettite-ify the top half of the dress. The dress seems to fit the kind of girl who has a full bust but a small waist and moderate hip.

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Toni Gatlin December 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

That is super cute; I love it and now I want to make one myself! I’ve seen that pattern before but always thought it looked a little too “glam”, like something to be made up in a body-hugging jewel-tone silk that I’d never actually get to wear out… I adore that you used a print and it looks both beautiful and realistic for everyday wear. :-) Inspirational!


Evie December 13, 2012 at 9:23 pm

This turned out great! I have this pattern but have never made it because I always thought it looked a little too fussy. What kind of fabric did you use?


Viola December 18, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I bought the fabric a while ago so I don’t remember exactly what it is. I’m guessing it’s a rayon blend.


Anthea December 14, 2012 at 4:46 am

Love the dress! Well done!


Miss Ava Kitten December 14, 2012 at 5:22 am

I have been looking at this pattern for some time and now that I have seen what a beautiful creation you have made I am going to go ahead and get it. Thanks for the inspiration!


Adey December 14, 2012 at 5:27 am

Very pretty! Love the print too. You are inspiring me to take this pattern out and sew another version:)


Le N'aiguillon December 14, 2012 at 6:42 am



mideva December 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm

very nice ! i’ll have to find that one,got full bust,small waist,and moderate hips ,made for me.


Miss Ava Kitten December 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Dont it, Ive bought the pattern, cannot wait for it to come as I have a huge stash of fabric and know exactly what will look good made up. When I eventually work up the courage, I shall post some of my outfits – never stop sewing its something that keeps me sane away from the day job!


Jamie "ChatterBlossom December 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I really am in love with this design! You did a fabulous job!


LucyLovesYa December 14, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Superb! Very pretty x


Rehanon December 15, 2012 at 5:33 am

This dress is just singing at me. It’s lovely!


LadyD December 18, 2012 at 6:44 am

Love it looks great. Fab fabric choice too.


Jeanne December 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Gorgeous style and love the bright print, looks great!


Viola December 18, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Thanks everyone for the kind comments!


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