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A very green vintage dress

Added Sep 3, 2016

by janene

London, United K...

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Description

I made this dress using a vintage 40s pattern. Blackmore 8194. Least I think its 40s. The company finished trading at that time so it can’t be 50s! I chose a polyester fabric, not because it was cheap but because I couldn’t match a natural fabric to the lovely drape and colour.

More details on my blog, ooobop

Material Notes

polyester, thread, invisible zip

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Sep 22, 2016, 03.06 AMby nrobson

    it looks lovely, you’re shining x

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    Sep 9, 2016, 09.47 PMby EdieWalicki

    Lovely and oh so flattering on you!

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      Sep 21, 2016, 05.36 AMby janene

      Thank you Edie :-)

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    Sep 9, 2016, 08.50 AMby IDia

    No matter the time, no matter the place, vintage dress will always be on fashion! Great job you did!

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      Sep 21, 2016, 05.36 AMby janene

      Thank you. I think so too! x

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    Sep 9, 2016, 06.36 AMby ashleenycole16

    Lovely dress!!Dentist in Dallas

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      Sep 9, 2016, 07.54 AMby janene

      Thank you Ashleen :-)

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    Sep 7, 2016, 02.17 PMby Daniela Ivanova

    Just great!Nice pattern, well done , with the perfect fabric and look so nice on you!

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      Sep 9, 2016, 07.49 AMby janene

      Thank you Daniela. It took a while to find the right fabric. Very ironic that it ended up being so cheap! :-D

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    Sep 6, 2016, 07.03 PMby liliv-1

    Fabulous! Now I want a green dress immediately! Love love it!!

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      Sep 9, 2016, 07.48 AMby janene

      Thank you so much, Liliv. Green will totally look amazing on you! x

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    Sep 6, 2016, 06.06 PMby kisses

    Awesome dress Janene….love the style, the way it fits you and the colour

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      Sep 9, 2016, 07.48 AMby janene

      Thank you. It needs a couple of tweaks before the next one but I’m very happy with it :-)

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    Sep 5, 2016, 02.11 PMby slanoca

    I love the dress and how it looks on you!

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      Sep 9, 2016, 07.47 AMby janene

      Thank you so much :-)

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    Sep 5, 2016, 01.38 PMby fivana

    I love your dress, perfect color! I love your whole outfit, great match.

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      Sep 9, 2016, 07.47 AMby janene

      Thank you so much :-)

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    Sep 5, 2016, 12.37 PMby SurMesure

    This color is fantastic on you, love it! And the skirt on this dress is so interesting; beautiful dress.

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      Sep 9, 2016, 07.47 AMby janene

      Thank you so much. The gathers on the skirt are my favourite part! :-)

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    Sep 5, 2016, 05.56 AMby Maria Loupa

    What a beautiful dress, very feminine . The color is very pretty , it looks great on you.

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      Sep 9, 2016, 07.46 AMby janene

      Thank you Maria. I wasn’t totally convinced it would work… till it did! :-)

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    Sep 5, 2016, 02.54 AMby RedBelka

    Beautiful dress! Love the pattern!

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      Sep 9, 2016, 07.46 AMby janene

      Thank you. I had to have it! :-)

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    Sep 4, 2016, 09.34 PMby Beccki

    What a beautiful pattern, I love 1940’s fashion and the colour is gorgeous, green is one of my favorites, this is a double wow for me and it suits you so much.

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      Sep 9, 2016, 07.46 AMby janene

      Thank you Beccki. It’s a little out of my comfort zone but all the lovely comments are very encouraging! :-)

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    Sep 4, 2016, 06.57 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    So sweet and lovely! Great color for you!

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      Sep 9, 2016, 07.45 AMby janene

      Thank you Ellen. Still getting used to it! :-)

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      Sep 10, 2016, 05.42 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Congrats for being featured! :)

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    Sep 4, 2016, 04.28 PMby Ruth Meiland

    Great dress!

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      Sep 9, 2016, 07.45 AMby janene

      Thank you Ruth :-)

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    Sep 4, 2016, 09.16 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress Janene. I loved reading about this on your blog. I do love this colour and it is my favourite. The fabric looks fab and what a great price. Your shoes and bag are items I would love to have .the bag was a great find xx

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      Sep 4, 2016, 09.21 AMby janene

      Thank you so much Mary. Its a colour that certainly doesn’t go unnoticed. One sewing blogger even spotted me while it was being shot in St. Pauls! x

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    Sep 4, 2016, 06.59 AMby Maria Hayek

    Beautiful dress! Looks great on you :)

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      Sep 4, 2016, 09.10 AMby janene

      Thank you Maria :-)

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