Thursday, February 21, 2013

Vintage Vogue V8728


Last week I told about making a dress to wear on my Valentine's date with the Mister, so here it is.  I used the Vintage Vogue pattern reprint of V8728 and a jersey knit, because I was looking for comfort.  

The pattern looks complicated but, really its not.  It went together rather quickly and simply but I did have to make some adjustments.  I chose the size that best fit my measurements but the bust and waist area were way too large so I had to take them in.  The length was just perfect for me, but I am 5'9" --on a good day-- so for someone shorter, they may want to adjust the length.


The pattern comes with two closure options, a snap placket or zipper.  I chose to do the zipper since I was in a time crunch but I think doing the snap closure would be a fun option next time.


All in all, this pattern was a very quick sew, as I did the whole dress up in one afternoon.  The most time consuming part was getting all the gathers in place and attaching the neck band.  It will be a definite sew again pattern.

This is how I styled the dress for my day out, since the pattern was a reprint of a 1946 original dress.







*Outfit Details*
Dress:  Made by me
Cardigan:  Walmart
Seamed Stockings:  Secrets In Lace
Shoes:  Aerosoles
Belt:  T.J. Maxx
Jewelry:  from a lady's auxiliary sale
Flower:  Belle Blossoms




12 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, what a great job, you look so cute.

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    1. Thanks, Trina! It was pretty easy so Im sure I will use the pattern again. With this jersey knit I could have even gone without the zipper, it has enough give and stretch that I think I could just slip it over my head.

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  2. Fantastic job! I love the feminine pink palette and cut of this dress. You look wonderfully pretty in your new handmade frock!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thanks! The hubby really likes me to wear pink and this day was all about him. =)

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  3. Love your dress!!! I actually have this pattern on my wish list and now I know it's fairly easy to put together I might have to try. I think the zipper might be better for me.

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    1. I would recommend to go down a size, if you do get this pattern.

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  4. You did a great job! Love the colors on you too. If I buckle down I can get a dress done in a day and a half.

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    1. Thanks Mariela. Once I start sewing I don't like to quit until Im finished because I dont have a good place to leave my machine out all the time that my toddler grandson cant get to. He is at a very destructive phase. lol

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  5. What a pretty dress! Your sewing ability is impressive. Nice job. And the color is delightful.

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  6. I really don't know how I didn't discover this blog earlier.
    I love it. I adore t strap shoes and vintage seamed stocking.

    I m following you now, hope you will come and visit my blog :)

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    1. Thanks Dragana. I will be happy to follow you back.

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