40s Travel Vogue – Part Deux

by Jennifer Lauren on September 30, 2013 · 5 comments

in 1940s,Dresses

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 :)

 

xx
Jen

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brocadegoddess September 30, 2013 at 5:30 pm

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!

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Lauriana October 1, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Lovely dress!

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

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Reading Goddess October 1, 2013 at 10:49 pm

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

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Melissa October 4, 2013 at 9:54 am

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

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F. K. October 5, 2013 at 2:15 pm

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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