Vintage Sewing

Advance 8494

August 5, 2009

This is my current favourite pattern. I have to date made 3 versions of it (admittedly, only 1 has been following the pattern completely). I stuck a different skirt on the first one (I wasn’t sure about the dirndl skirt), the second ended up as a sirt as I ran out of fabric, and the third;

Unfortunately it’s not the best picture but you get the idea. I’m so pleased with it. I’ve tried all of the sleeve versions out now too! Next I am going to make it in navy cotton with a white cummerbund. Yeah!!


  1. very pretty and feminine! I absoloutely love the idea about the navy and white. Post a pic of that when you are done for sure!

  2. I love this pattern. I assume it is a 1950 model. You have done a great job on the dress, and I look forward to the navy version.

  3. haha yes, I've never counted the CDs but we have over 500 DVDs. It's really difficult choosing what to watch :/

  4. *le sigh* I've been toying with the idea of wearing more dresses, and I think I'd look good in this style. Now I just need to find a pattern for it!

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