1940s | Dresses

40s Travel Vogue – Part Deux

September 30, 2013

Way back in May I made Vogue 8728, a 40’s reproduction knit dress, and it was pretty safe to say that I luuurved this dress. Comfy, cute and easy to wash and wear. So, I made 2 more (this version and a beautiful green wool knit version, post to come) and bought fabric for a fourth. While I still love this dress, I’m starting to wonder if I should branch out of my 40’s knit dresses and possibly try something else? Well, maybe, we’ll see… Any suggestions?

I won’t go into the construction details because I did all that in my original postThe knit I used is a lovely medium weight 98% cotton with a tiny bit of spandex for stretch and up close, is actually a navy and maroon marle. I still have quite a bit of this fabric left and am hopeful I might be able to squeeze a Lady Skater dress out of it.

More pictures on my blog here 🙂



  1. Every time I see someone’s version of this I’m reminded that I REALLY need to make one of these. I’ve had the pattern for years now and just never managed it. This must change soon! And your version is lovely!

  2. I’ve seen this pattern a couple times and was unsure of the bust. Thank you so much for posting this, it really helps me to determine if I like the pattern for my own self better, and I do!

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