Another 1940s Vogue…

by Jennifer Lauren on January 7, 2014 · 7 comments

in 1940s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

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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Rachel January 7, 2014 at 6:06 pm

That is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!


Allison January 7, 2014 at 8:10 pm

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!


Jennifer Lauren January 7, 2014 at 10:37 pm

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.


Helen January 8, 2014 at 3:27 pm

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


Anne January 8, 2014 at 7:53 pm

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!!


Housewife Betty January 9, 2014 at 9:45 pm

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


Stacey Stitch January 18, 2014 at 6:07 pm

lovely dress, lovely colour, lovely model ;)


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