40s Travel Vogue – Part Deux

Way back in May I made Vogue 8728, a 40’s reproduction knit dress, and it was pretty safe to say that I luuurved this dress. Comfy, cute and easy to wash and wear. So, I made 2 more (this version and a beautiful green wool knit version, post to come) and bought fabric for a fourth. While I still love this dress, I’m starting to wonder if I should branch out of my 40’s knit dresses and possibly try something else? Well, maybe, we’ll see… Any suggestions?

I won’t go into the construction details because I did all that in my original postThe knit I used is a lovely medium weight 98% cotton with a tiny bit of spandex for stretch and up close, is actually a navy and maroon marle. I still have quite a bit of this fabric left and am hopeful I might be able to squeeze a Lady Skater dress out of it.

More pictures on my blog here :)



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5 comments… add one

  • Every time I see someone’s version of this I’m reminded that I REALLY need to make one of these. I’ve had the pattern for years now and just never managed it. This must change soon! And your version is lovely!

  • Lovely dress!

    And it’s a great idea to make one of these 40’s dresses in a knit fabric.

  • You look beautiful in this dress. No wonder you love the pattern. Your styling is fabulous.

  • Your version has officially put this dress on my must-try list! It’s absolutely gorgeous, Jen!

  • I’ve seen this pattern a couple times and was unsure of the bust. Thank you so much for posting this, it really helps me to determine if I like the pattern for my own self better, and I do!


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