Vintage Sewing

Ms. PB’s Banquet Dress – Vogue 1084

April 7, 2010

Today I’m practically forcing myself to at least post to my blog. Lately, I have been in a “no blogging” mood. Every day last week I kept telling myself, “Post the final segment of Ms. PB’s dress, Vogue 1084.” I couldn’t seem to get it done. So now I on a mission to get back into blogging.

Here is Ms. PB in our vintage vogue dress at the Pastoral Banquet. She has already asked me to make another dress in a wool crepe for the fall. And…, she on the list for another Pastoral banquet outfit.

Pattern Description:
MISSES’ DRESS: Close-fitting, flared dress with side front seams and darts, raised front neckline, low back with darts, waistline seam, tie, skirt with side back seams and inverted pleat, side zipper closing. A: short sleeves. B: long sleeves with snap closing. Below mid-calf length.

Pattern Sizing:
Sizes 6 – 20

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except for the changes that I made.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. They were pretty easy to follow. The only difficult process was joining of the sleeve, front and side front bodice. Before I cut into the fashion fabric, I made a muslin to help identify the difficult areas and/or construction processes. I also tested how the facing and the bodice would join using the pattern to help me visualize the join.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This dress was sewn for a client/friend. She adored the styling of this dress. No dislike reported. For me, I like to fullness of the skirt and the tie at the center back. My dislike is the front is very plain and the neckline didn’t really drape as the illustration on the pattern envelope.

Fabric Used: The queen of fabric: silk (dupioni)

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Plenty: All documented on my here on this blog.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. I’ll make another dress for Ms. PB in the fall. Yes I would recommend it.

Conclusion: Ms. PB was very pleased with her dress. So pleased I’ve been commissioned to make another. Sewing it was not difficult at all. If this is your style of dress, try it.

More pictures on Flickr.

  1. This is stunning! I'm amazed at how well you sew for others; i couldn't do it! I love following your projects.

  2. Gorgeous. i have to go to a wedding in june and am pulling my hair out looking for a dress. I've seen this pattern many times but it is even more beautiful made up. Love the silk. I think I just found my dress.

  3. It's all about the gorgeous back, no? I love the fabric though it looks scary to me for some reason, despite your comments that it handles well. Amazing job!

  4. Thanks, Aimee, Deborah and Dressed lady. Ms. Paulette loves it. I'm still learning to sew for other people. It has helped me with fitting and patience. wink, wink.

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