Added Jan 24, 2012
Vogue 2444, Original 1947 Design: Misses’ Coat & Skirt. Very loose-fitting, slightly flared below-hip, lined coat has collar, slightly extended shoulders, shoulder pads, shaped front bands, pockets and long, two-piece, shaped sleeves. Semi-fitted, A-line skirt, mid-calf, has raised waist, front tucks, side slits and side zipper or snap closing. Purchased tie.
This suit is surprisingly simple to construct.
Once again, I have chosen a Vintage Vogue reproduction, and once again, I am thrilled with the result.
This is unlike any other clothing in my closet, and I could not resist the sleeves.
This one required very few alterations at all! Because of the loose-fitting swing jacket, I did not feel it necessary to length the torso. I did shorten the sleeves by 1/2".
I also decided that the skirt needed to be lined.
Instead of the bound buttonhole directions that came with the pattern, I used Gertie’s tutorial. If you are using thick fabric, I would highly recommend the extra step with silk organza – it works wonders, and creates crisp edges that are otherwise impossibly to achieve.
I probably will not need another one of these jackets for a long time, but the skirt is a very classic piece that I will probably make up again. If you have the pattern in your stash, or can get your hands on it, I highly recommend it.
Vogue 7657, Vintage Hats. Package includes patterns and instructions for six hats. Hat A: Contrast feathers. Hat B, Hat C:L Contrast veil, band and bow. Hat D: Contrast veil. Hat E: Contrast lining, flowers and leaves. Hat F: Contrast lining and ribbon bow. All hats are one size fits most.
I love these vintage accessory patterns from Vogue. I wish they would continue to make more!
The one thing missing, for me, is the original date on the pattern. I would love to know exactly when the patterns were originally printed.
I am sure I will be using this pattern in the future. And I would highly recommend it as the perfect pattern to help make the perfect vintage accessory to complete an outfit. There are so many different possibilities – too many hats, too little time!
More pictures may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.
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