Vogue 8767

by Anthea on April 24, 2013 · 15 comments

in 1930s

This morning I finished Vogue 8767, a 30s reproduction pattern, and I wanted to share the result with you!

I was really in need of a new spring dress, and I think this dress is perfect. I love the jabot, belt and puffed sleeves!

The construction of this dress went so smoothly, I even got a bit scared :P

I didn’t make any alterations to the pattern and this time I didn’t make a muslin.

The dress has a lapped hand picked zipper in the sideseam.

I did practice hand picked zippers during sewing course last year, but didn’t do the real thing until now!

It always feels good if you master a new sewing skill and when a project goes so well!

There’s more on my blog :)






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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Lise Neely April 24, 2013 at 9:37 am

Well done! The dress suits you perfectly – I love the shape of the skirt.


Anthea April 24, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Thanks! I love the skirt too. I will probably use it for other dresses!


WendyBee April 24, 2013 at 9:55 am

Oh, Anthea, what a nicely-made dress. You’ve fitted it beautifully and everything hangs just right. Is the jabot detachable? I love the patterns which show a variety of accessories for a basic dress, so versatile.
You have styled your dress so well, your hair looks authentic, and so do the shoes. Well done!


Anthea April 24, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Thank you so much! The jabot is sewn onto de bodice. The shoes are one of my favourites! I bought them years ago at H&M, they go so well with vintage and retro outfits.


Emily April 24, 2013 at 10:01 am

Thank you for sharing! It’s a beautiful dress. I have been thinking of making this same dress for Spring too and it’s nice to see a finished one and how it came out. What type of fabric did you use?


Anthea April 24, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Love to see your version of the dress! I used a 100 % cotton fabric. The instructions don’t suggest cotton, but I think that cotton is very suitable.


Emily April 26, 2013 at 9:31 am

Thank you Anthea! I was hoping is was cotton because that is what I wanted to use, but the pattern didn’t suggest it. There are so many wonderful prints out there and it’s hard to find an era appropriate print in other fabrics. I hope mine turns out as well as yours!


mariebayarea April 24, 2013 at 12:01 pm

This is a pretty 30s type frock. I love the front detail. You’re vintage hairstyle and shoes go perfectly with the dress.


Anthea April 24, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Thank you so much! I think the jabot turns this very basic dress into something special!


Stephanie April 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm

So lovely!


Gail April 24, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Everything looks perfect !


Linda April 25, 2013 at 12:24 pm

That dress couldn’t be more perfect!. Everything about it is lovely and you have styled your look so well. You look fantastic!

Well done!


The Sew Convert April 25, 2013 at 9:02 pm

The dress looks fabulous on you!


Jennifer Lauren April 25, 2013 at 10:18 pm

This is so gorgeous! I love the fabric and colour combinations you used.


Anthea April 26, 2013 at 12:25 am

Thank you so much!


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