1918-19 madeleine vionnet dress (pattern 1 from japanese bun...

Added Jun 9, 2014

by cathytxtwfr

Ouidah, Benin

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I made a muslin out of the first dress from the Vionnet Bunka book. It was a completely different experience from my usual makes, and it started with enlarging the pattern with an overhead projector and studying visual diagrams since I don’t know any Japanese.

It was my first time making a bias garment. But get this – the entire thing is cut out and sewn on the grainlines. So I have a bias dress without the bias headache! It is not until you wear it that you rotate it 45 degrees that it becomes a bias dress. Mindblowing to me.

I have written more details and have more photos here: http://cathywu.com/journal/kalali/2014/06/08/vionnet-dress-pattern-1-1918-1919/

I wish there were more places suitable in 2014 to wear a dress like this.

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    Jun 13, 2014, 03.30 PMby nadia r

    creative and pretty

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    Jun 13, 2014, 05.32 AMby skufish

    Lovely. I have always loved Vionnet’s work in draping.

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      Jun 13, 2014, 02.12 PMby cathytxtwfr

      thanks – i’m infatuated by the construction of all her dresses!

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    Jun 10, 2014, 03.04 PMby yenny lee

    Cool

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    Jun 9, 2014, 09.54 PMby lazylinchen

    Wow, I’m really impressed that you dared approach this project. Also, it came out really pretty, even in muslin. Imagine this in silk…

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      Jun 13, 2014, 02.12 PMby cathytxtwfr

      oh, my imagination is definitely running wild! my wallet, on the other hand… :/ Maybe a nice rayon!

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