Red Floral 1940s Vintage Vogue 2787

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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• Meet the Author • Viola


I love to sew....need I say more? I also have a blog with my vintage-loving sisters. www.brentwoodlane.blogspot.com


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15 comments… add one

  • 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!

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  • 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?

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

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  • Love the dress! Well done!

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  • 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!

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

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  • Wouaouh!

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

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  • 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!

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  • I really am in love with this design! You did a fabulous job!
    -Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  • Superb! Very pretty x

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

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  • Love it looks great. Fab fabric choice too.

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  • Gorgeous style and love the bright print, looks great!

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  • Thanks everyone for the kind comments!

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