Vogue 8788 with drafted collar

by Lily on June 12, 2013 · 12 comments

in 1950s,Dresses,Pattern Drafting

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.

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Joni June 12, 2013 at 11:11 pm

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


ohthatlily June 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm

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!


mariebayarea June 12, 2013 at 11:34 pm

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


ohthatlily June 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm

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


Sewingthe60s June 13, 2013 at 6:45 am

Lovely! It looks so pretty on her


ohthatlily June 13, 2013 at 1:58 pm

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


tanyamaile June 13, 2013 at 8:13 am

Very cute!


ohthatlily June 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm

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


Le N'aiguillon June 13, 2013 at 9:18 am

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


ohthatlily June 13, 2013 at 2:01 pm

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


LadyD June 14, 2013 at 1:48 pm

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


EmSewCrazy June 29, 2013 at 7:53 pm

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


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