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Red Cowl Dress (vintage Vogue 2333 - Diane von Furstenberg)

Added Nov 4, 2011

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






A very easy pattern by Vogue – Diane von Furstenberg, probably from the late 70s or early 80s, in size 8 (bust 31.5).

From the pattern envelope: “Very loose-fitting, pullover dress with bias blouson bodice and straight skirt, five inches (12.5 cm) below mid-knee or evening length, has front cowl neckline, elasticized waistline, side front slanted pockets, side hemline slits and short kimono sleeves. Self belt has D-rings and edgestitch trim.”

Alteration made are shortening the bodice, adding lining to the skirt part, and obviously shortening the hem. It was initially kept in proportion as the description on the pattern envelope. But the length definitely wasn’t working for me when I tried it on. I shortened the dress a bit, put it on again and still didn’t feel comfortable with the length. Cut and tried again several times and suddenly it is now drastically a mini dress. Or maybe a tunic? Anyhow, I feel that this is working now!

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    Nov 6, 2011, 04.02 AMby nikkishell

    Love this! Great colour and great simple style.x

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    Nov 4, 2011, 09.17 PMby cyndi-de-crafti

    Love the fabric choice and the length of this dress. You make such classic style trendy and cute. I am sure it’s comfortable to wear as well. :)

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    Nov 4, 2011, 08.50 PMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    That’s a wonderful cool garment! so buetiful….

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    Nov 4, 2011, 06.30 PMby Mai-der

    WOW! Incredible fabric and result!

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    Nov 4, 2011, 06.29 PMby wzrdreams

    Amazing fabric. I love DVF. I have her wrap dress pattern (vintage) but it’s like a size 12.

    Great shoes too!

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      Nov 5, 2011, 08.39 AMby verypurpleperson

      I bid several times on ebay for the DvF wrap dress pattern, but they always get too expensive! Maybe you can try grading the pattern :D
      Glad you like the dress!

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      Nov 6, 2011, 03.21 AMby wzrdreams

      I did once try grading the pattern, but I never got around to sewing it up. I think I’m waiting for the right fabric.

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    Nov 4, 2011, 01.34 PMby kitzler

    Great alterations. It turned out fantastic!

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    Nov 4, 2011, 08.42 AMby step-van-b

    Amazing, I love it. Think I need to start looking for Vogue very easy patterns too.

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    Nov 4, 2011, 08.40 AMby Charlotte Powell

    really great, totally a everyday number!

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    Nov 4, 2011, 07.54 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    hot dress (love your new lenght!!) and lovely material! well done!

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