Vogue 8788 with drafted collar

I decided to make a new summertime dress for my daughter.  While the silhouette of the Vogue 8788 is lovely, I just felt it was missing something.  So, I drafted a peter-pan collar for the dress!

 

We picked out a blue cotton lawn fabric with little white and green polka dots for the body of the dress.  For the collar, we chose a contrasting true red rayon blend.

The edges of the gown are trimmed in bias tape, so I simply made some from the fashion fabric.

 

I think she looks just darling in her new summer dress!  She says it’s quite comfortable and she loves the feminine silhouette.  I liked how quickly the dress worked up and construction was not at all difficult.  This would be a great pattern for a beginner.

 

There are a few more details over at my personal blog.

• Meet the Author • Lily


I am wife, mother, and vintage aficionado. I enjoy sewing clothing for myself and my family. I also knit and crochet from time to time. I am still struggling to find a balance between all my hobbies, as there is only so much time in a day.


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12 comments… add one

  • The collar is a huge improvement. The dress is darling & I covet those shoes!

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    • I think it’s definitely what that **yawn** bodice needed. I may just have to make one for me.

      My daughter loves shoes. They are pretty cute. Thank you!

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  • Love the print you chose for this dress and your addition of the Peter Pan collar-in RED!

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    • I was tempted to make the collar detachable so she could also have one in green. Maybe next time! Thank you!

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  • Lovely! It looks so pretty on her

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    • Thank you! I think she’s pretty cute, too. :)

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  • Very cute!

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    • Thank you! I was quite pleased with how it all came together.

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  • That’s really lovely! The red collar gives a beautiful contrast !

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    • Thank you! We were so happy to find such pretty fabric.

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  • it looks fab….just shows its all in the details.

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  • She looks lovely! The collar is a very nice touch!

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