Another 1940s Vogue…

This is my third version of Vogue 8728. It is not however, my first make of 2014. In fact, I made it last year around September just before we left Sydney, and never got around to photographing it.
I won’t go into any construction details because I did all that when I blogged about my first version here – and just in case you were wondering, yes, I do address the gathering at the bust! And then, if you felt like seeing my second version, it’s blogged right here.
This green version is made out of a beautiful, soft, wool blend knit that came in the form of a 3metre remnant on sale (does anyone else think ‘3metre remnant’ is a bit of an oxymoron?). I still have some left and am scheming up a plan to turn it into a 40’s-ish long sleeved top for winter – we’ll see how that goes.
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  • That is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  • I recently found this original pattern in my dearly departed grandmother’s pattern hoard. I recognized it right away, thanks to its reprint and to all the lovely dresses the sewing world has made from it!

    • Oh wow, that is so amazing that you have the actual original pattern! Mine is the reproduced version, but it’s still such a pretty dress. I’d love to have a look at the original instructions to see if they made any changes or if they just printed as is.

  • Looks lovely on – and that colour really suits you :)

  • Beautiful dress in green wool knit! Thanks for blogging about your construction issues–very helpful to me as I also have this pattern, and have a red rayon/wool crepe to use for it. I’ll definitely wear a slip underneath!!

  • That’s such a great dress, and it just drapes perfectly! Extra points for wearing anything with wool in it.

  • lovely dress, lovely colour, lovely model ;)


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