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Grey 1950s dress

Added Mar 24, 2010

by suzetewilliams

Linslade, United...






The moment I saw the pattern I was in love with it – Vogue 8615 and I bought this fabric especially for it.

I had some difficulties with the sleeves e.g. they wouldn’t fit try as I might. In the end I ended up gathering them a little and I was happy and quite surprised by the final outcome.

I’ve worn it to work a few times and everyone loves it. It’s a very slimming dress (I have quite a tummy so need that) and everyone kept asking me if I’d lost weight. :-)

It’s fully lined which is a trick I’ve learned if you want to hide your love-handles Lol.

Material Notes

Suiting Fabric (based on cotton, but is a little chunkier and flowy)
Anti-static lining




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Evening Wear
Cotton, Other


Vogue Patterns

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    Mar 30, 2010, 09.07 PMby chillwear

    I like the fabric you used, it’s casual and can be worn more, love the big chunky belt!!

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    Mar 30, 2010, 08.06 PMby chillwear

    I made this exact dress, it’s in my studio. I made it out of a flocked dark brown taffeta. Seems we have the same good taste in pattern choices ;-).

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      Mar 30, 2010, 09.00 PMby suzetewilliams

      Oh yeah. I love yours! Your fabric is much more dramatic and does justice to the dress. I must try with a bolder fabric and see if I get the same result. :-)

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    Mar 26, 2010, 02.14 PMby davee09

    i like it!!! wonderful to wear into the office or as a chic dress to a dinner party!

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    Mar 25, 2010, 09.28 AMby suzetewilliams

    Hi everyone, thank you ever so much for your comments. It means a lot. xx

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    Mar 25, 2010, 03.58 AMby crstylestudio

    How fab is she? OMG I love it.. Vintage!!!

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    Mar 25, 2010, 03.29 AMby gillthecat

    i love both your frocks, really lovely

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    Mar 24, 2010, 04.07 PMby momsgotanewhobby

    Very cute and beautifully made, belt is perfect with the dress

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