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1940s Vogue 8811 (For the hot Australian summer)

January 27, 2018

This is my second Vogue 8811. Made from a beautiful navy blue based Japanese cotton lawn.

Western Sydney has had weeks of over 40ºC and this dress is perfect. High jewel neckline and kimono sleeves to protect from the sun, and a lovely tea length to stop behind-the-knee sunburn.

The only seriously mod was to omit the sleeve facings, I did a narrow hem instead.

Swing by my blog to for more details and images!

  1. Oh I love it! I’m inspired 🙂 I especially like the sleeves.
    I’m in sympathy about the weather. We (in Darwin) are having it absolutely gorgeous at the moment, (for once!), but I totally have been in Melbourne or Adelaide with weather like you describe. A dress like that is perfect for it!

    1. Thanks! This pattern is really easy to put together. I cannot recommend it enough! This is my second version of it, and I think there might be more. Might even make a floor/gown length one out of something delicious.
      Darwin surely has really high humidity at this time of year? Sydney is sort of interesting. We don’t get the same length of heatwaves in summer like Adelaide or Melbourne. But it can be quite stormy here. I think we are on the cusp of the semi-tropical weather line.

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