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Purple Dress from Vogue

Added Oct 17, 2010

by labellachic

Rutland, Vermont...






I made this dress from Vogue Pattern V8280. It was the most difficult project to date, but so rewarding to see the finished product — I never knew I could make anything so nice!


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    Oct 24, 2010, 02.23 PMby darcyart

    Wow!! This is gorgeous. I will definitely be trying this. May take a few practice goes but if the end result is as good as yours it will be perfect

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    Oct 20, 2010, 06.55 PMby jennif

    Hi, looks nice. I bought the pattern too and I have some fabric waiting for it :) What was most difficult part? Did you find the right size at once or did you do any trial version? I made one vogue dress before and the size was way too big. Finally I ended up making two sizes smaller than the size chart suggested.

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    Oct 20, 2010, 01.35 PMby geha

    So good. Thanks for sharing.

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    Oct 19, 2010, 02.03 AMby beaufabulous

    Beautiful dress! You did an amazing job, I love it!

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    Oct 18, 2010, 06.14 PMby lativa

    I’m officially in love with this dress ♥

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    Oct 18, 2010, 05.51 PMby steampunkginger

    Wow, this is lovely! Beautiful construction, and it fits you very well. sometimes I forget how good tailoring can look. Thanks for posting this up.

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    Oct 18, 2010, 02.17 PMby rchavez215

    Oh my goddess! your dress is beautiful. Love, love it! very well done!

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    Oct 18, 2010, 12.54 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    Super cute. I have this pattern and I really should get around to making it up. Love your choice of purple fabric and it fits you so well.

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    Oct 18, 2010, 11.49 AMby robygiup

    Lovely pattern!!! Especially the sleeves!

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    Oct 18, 2010, 08.39 AMby zaarissima

    what a wonderful dress, I love it very much!!!

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    Oct 18, 2010, 08.03 AMby lie

    Looks great!!! Well done!

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    Oct 18, 2010, 05.38 AMby irmchen

    The Galaxi dress! Wow – you made an excellent version! You look beautiful, just like one of these Catwalk queens who were wearing it!

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    Oct 18, 2010, 02.59 AMby Peter Lappin

    Very lovely!

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    Oct 18, 2010, 02.34 AMby zsyzu

    You did an amazing job. This looks great!

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    Oct 18, 2010, 02.08 AMby marloncosta

    You should be proud of your project! It`s a beautiful retro design and you look good in it!!!

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    Oct 18, 2010, 01.49 AMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    Very naughty-secretary chic. I like it.

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    Oct 18, 2010, 12.06 AMby nessys

    I made this dress for myself a few years ago now – and it was a Class A disaster!

    Your dress, however is lovely. You have done a splendid job and it fits you nicely. Did you have trouble with finding a bra that didn’t show to wear underneath? I did – but looking at your photo it looks like you may have adjusted the pattern. I wish I had – now mine is hiding in the back of the wardrobe….pretending it doesn’t exist!

    You should be very proud!

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    Oct 17, 2010, 11.45 PMby macoskrm

    Wow, this is hot. I want it!

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    Oct 17, 2010, 11.37 PMby skeeler

    Great job. The sleeves are really interesting – are they pleated?

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    Oct 17, 2010, 11.36 PMby smallone

    Ha fabulous!

    I literally just ordered Colette Patterns Cylon dress – with the view to changing the bottom to a straight skirt (as rule number 1 no horizontal lines at widest points and their current skirt join line would hit at my absolute widest point! )

    I’d been looking about on the internet for a reference with a straighter skirt and not finding much…I returned from PayPal hit refresh on projects and there is your wonderful original….very similar but with a straight skirt !!!!

    Thank you! Your dress is lovely and I will certainly be using it as inspiration :) :) :)

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    Oct 17, 2010, 11.19 PMby ellohdesign

    This is beautiful! nice work. lots of detail too.

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    Oct 17, 2010, 11.14 PMby paperbutterflycrafts

    wow, well done it is gorgeous

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