Vogue 8728 – a Bit of Winter Sun

by Nicole Needles on November 28, 2013 · 3 comments

in 1940s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

It’s dark and grey here in London, so I fancied making something highly inappropriate and summery to cheer myself up. Here’s Vogue 8728 to the rescue:

I used a lovely poly-cotton from Minerva fabrics with a cute little nautical print:


The dress has a yoke on the front bodice, with a gathered bust section, making it pretty easy to fit. Because it’s the 40′s, there are little shoulder pads inserted under the cap sleeves. And the skirt is gathered, so it’s nice and swishy when you walk:

And to finish it, I made a simple beltĀ  with a bow that sits on the waist:

All of this was courtesy of the Minerva Bloggers Network, which everyone should go and check out – there’s some great stuff on there made by some talented people, and the best bit is the fact that you can buy a kit of each project!

You can also check out my blog for more details: nicoleneedles.blogspot.co.uk


See you soon!


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ooobop! November 29, 2013 at 3:39 am

Fabulous Nicole! Love the style and the fabric x


BobbinBombshell November 30, 2013 at 9:15 am

So cute!


Foam of days November 30, 2013 at 6:16 pm

I love that nautical print! Very pretty dress, looks lovely on you!


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