19/52 Vintage Vogue 6078

In contrast to my last bleak posting… I LOVE this dress.  I sewed it at a Fabric Hoarders sewing session and then finished it off at the sewing weekend away and it has been worn many times since.  I do not have a creative name for this dress as I always referred to it as my vintage vogue dress, in fact I was supposed to post it for the Monthly Stitch Vintage Challenge but I missed that deadline!  I got the pattern from Fabric-a-brac at the start of the year.  It is basically my size – I only graded up a little to ensure my hips fitted in.

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The fabric is a cotton sateen from the sale table at Spotlight that I fell in love with.  I was a little concerned that the print might be too busy for the simplicity of the dress.   I also get wary when there are only plain fabrics used on the pattern images.  But it works!

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My favourite part of this dress is the shaping panels on the front that have pockets with a welt style flap. I did manage to put one set of pockets on the wrong way as I had not fully registered all of the notches on the imprinted pattern pieces. After a quick unpick and many flipping around of the pieces I got them all lined up nicely.
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The rest of the dress was a dream to sew. I had a little fitting issue due to the size of my rump, but Caroline helped me fit it properly by reducing my seam allowances in the hips and back.

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I have worn it to a wedding and to work. It is amazingly comfy and soft but looks great.

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9 thoughts on “19/52 Vintage Vogue 6078

  1. Fantastic dress, the print is just right for it. I’m usually far too influenced by the pattern illustration too but you made a good choice with the fabric.

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