Vibrant Green 1940's Style Dress (Vogue 8577)
Added Aug 20, 2012
This dress was made for a friend to wear at a recent vintage event. My friend picked the fabric (Nicey Jane “Hop Dot” by Heather Bailey in Olive) and I picked the buttons, trim and lining. It was made using Vogue 8577 but with quite a few changes. I did a small bust adjustment and also adjusted for a hollow chest due to a slightly baggy upper torso on the muslin. I graded between sizes and slightly adjusted the button holes. The sleeves were also shortened as my friend is very petite.
I really enjoyed making this and would like to make one for myself some time, although the hem of the very full skirt took forever to finish!
The dress is lined with olive green cotton and has lace trim on the hem. I also used some olive green bias tape but you can’t see this in the photos.
This turned out better than I hoped and my friend loves her new dress – she said she got lots of compliments at the event!
Nicey Jane Hop Dot by Heather Bailey in Olive
Olive green cotton lining
Olive bias tape
Deco Style buttons