Vintage Vogue 2787

by Jeannie Watt on July 29, 2013 · 6 comments

in 1940s,Vintage Sewing



This is a Vintage Vogue reprint of a 1948 pattern. I love asymmetry, so the S-curve down the front and the gathers made me very happy. The shoulder pads did not. If you’re interested, there is more on the shoulder pad adventure on my blog. I had a truly strange rolled spaceman sleeve going for a while.
This pattern is simple and easy to sew. I went the extra mile and made the button and loop back closure instead of using a 7 inch zipper. There is also a side zipper so that it is possible for person to actually get into the dress.

The gathers make this dress rather forgiving in the midsection—always a plus. One of the things I really love about this dress is that the style and the fabric justify the silver shoes I impulse bought last summer. Finally! If you’d like to read more, please check out my blog.

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I’m a romance writer and a sewing enthusiast. When I get into a rough patch while writing, I sew and vice versa. It works. I end up with new clothes to wear and new manuscripts to send off to my editor. I live in rural Nevada with my husband, dog, cat and horses. My idea of heaven is visiting my kids in San Francisco and shopping at Britex.

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Katherine July 29, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Great to see this one made up – I assumed the S curve would be a real pain to sew. (P.S. Love the hat!)


Jeannie Watt July 29, 2013 at 11:27 pm

The S-curve was my favorite part. I love new stuff like that, and it turned out great the first go.


Lauriana July 31, 2013 at 1:04 pm

This dress looks great! I tried to make it myself last year but it didn’t work for me at all. And its details are so lovely. As you said, that S-curve with the gathers on it…
Did you go with the shoulder pads in the end (it doesn’t look like your dress has shoulder pads now)


mariebayarea August 3, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Fabulous dress!


Foamofdays August 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Great dress! You look fabulous!


Pam E August 6, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Very impressive. You did a fabulous job; the dress looks great on you!


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