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Added Sep 4, 2012

by lauramae

Novato, Californ...






Vogue 2535: Dress & Slip. Dress, above ankle, has capelet, close-fitting, dropped waist bodice, piping, yokes, flared skirt with shaped hemline and side snap closing. A: long sleeves with binding and snaps. B: sleeveless, armhole binding. Both have contrast capelet and skirt. Fitted, A-line slip has shoulder straps and side vents.

While the 1920s are not the most flattering look for my body, this was a fun exercise in trying something different!

This pattern is quite easy to put together – the only difficulty comes from the drapey fabric that I chose (and, to be honest, a fabric with drape is pretty necessary for the look).

I really like the addition of piping along the dropped waist seamline. I am going to have to remember to do this on other projects. Because I did not have any cording on hand, I substituted a length of yarn – it worked beautifully.

Since this garment is not fitted through the torso, I decided to go with the side snap closure instead of a zipper. It took some time to sew all of those snaps, but a polyester zipper would have buckled with my lightweight fabric, so it was a nice option.

All of the hems were hand-rolled because I feel like it is a more vintage look.

And instead of a double seam finish, I bound my edges with rayon seam binding.

It has been fun exploring a new decade!

More pictures and info may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.

Material Notes

Rayon Challis




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage

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    Sep 18, 2012, 12.06 PMby Rosemarie Athas

    Wonderful fabric. Very nice work.

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    Sep 9, 2012, 11.39 AMby Peter Lappin

    This drapes so beautifully!

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    Sep 4, 2012, 11.33 AMby lennert

    Stunning! Love your choice of fabric… Great job!

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    Sep 4, 2012, 07.59 AMby victoriakb

    Another triumph! You look stunning and the dress is beautiful.

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    Sep 4, 2012, 07.14 AMby Mary Athey

    the dress is gorgeous on you x

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    Sep 4, 2012, 06.42 AMby merche

    Spectacular! The dress, the model, the pattern and the pictures. Absolutely gorgeous!

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